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backup plug-in or manual in mySQL?

  • I had the scare of my life today when I thought my web host went MIA and I couldn’t even get to my databases to transfer info if I wanted to.

    I see there is a wordpress plugin for backing up databases but permissions for wp-content has to be 777 for it to work and I understand that is a big no-no…especially since one of my blogs was hacked yesterday.

    I know my host has the option through mySQL but I think it is only manual…not an automatic, frequent backup.

    Any thoughts on this or recommendations? I just want to be sure I’m doing the best thing.

    Thanks in advance.

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