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  • mcgeorge40


    I am very desperate here. I let my hosting expire with GoDaddy– just for a few days– and now they say they want to charge me $100 to “restore” it.

    I am a student and don’t have the money. The blog as been up for 5 years and is an important wealth of information for cancer patients.

    I had a plugin installed, that sent me an automatic backup once per week that came from the email wordpress@(mydomain).com

    The email looked like this:

    Attached to this email is
    Size:544 kilobytes

    That’s all it said.

    I am very desperate right now. I cannot remember the name of the plugin, and I’ve been searching through plugins through my dashboard and with Google, and nothing looks familiar.

    I am not very technical and was really hoping to find a plug-in to handle this.

    I’m absolutely sick to my stomach right now, so any help with this matter is greatly appreciated. Ideally, I would figure out the original plugin I used…

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  • Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    There are a number of plug-ins that send you a backup of the database, for example:

    That’s all it does though – the backup. Once you have the backup you can restore it on a new WordPress installation – you don’t need the plug-in to do the restore – just follow these instructions:



    Hi zoonini–

    I appreciate the help. I tried using myPhpAdmin and I get the following error:

    SQL query:

    # WordPress MySQL database backup
    # Generated: Friday 6. May 2011 17:36 UTC
    # Hostname:
    # Database: karens2
    # ——————————————————–
    # ——————————————————–
    # Table: wp_commentmeta
    # ——————————————————–
    # Delete any existing table wp_commentmeta
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_commentmeta ;

    MySQL said:

    #1046 – No database selected

    I have no idea what that means. Do you?

    Thank you again.

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