[resolved] Backing up the blog using Filezilla - newbie Q (7 posts)

  1. danicanada
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry if this is a super-basic question - I've tried to research it, but haven't found the answer so far.

    I've used filezilla to download a copy of all my WP files from my server... WP admin, content, themes, etc. Has this also created a back up of the actual posts themselves? In other words, is this a complete backup, or just a back up of the structure of the blog?

    I've read the info about using mySQL and phpAdmin and find it rather intimidating, but suspect I'll need to do this for a full backup. It's also a rather large blog, over 900 posts, for whatever difference that makes.

    Any advice on a simple backup for a large blog would be greatly appreciated!


  2. foolswisdom
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Dani,

    I'm glad you asked before doing anything. As you suspended, you haven't backed up the most important part, the database.

    Maybe http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/ will help you successfully backup the database?

    It isn't the same, but also using Manage > Export will give you a copy of your content.

  3. danicanada
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey, thanks for that link. It worked!

    Now, if you don't mind one more question - is that it, all of it (files and content) got backed up in those simple steps? Or do I have to copy the files in one step and then do the SQL backup in the other?

    Many, many thanks!

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, a complete backup would entail backing up your database (holds post, comments etc) and then backing up your WordPress files (especially any themes or customizations).

    Also see: WordPress_Backups

  5. ancutaandrei
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can download FileZilla here: http://www.download82.com/download/filezilla/

  6. soft4u
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can download the latest version of FileZilla here.

  7. ionutpetre
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is it free?

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