backup question (6 posts)

  1. isonychia
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have been reading about all the ways to back up my site.

    I found a page that listed 4 ways.

    1. Through the wp tools>export option

    2. Through phpmyadmin

    3. Plugin

    4. Cpanel.

    I have some questions:

    1. EXCEPT for a PAID plugin is there a plugin that backs up the database and all the files image etc. say every month AUTOMATICALLY? If so does it work with all hosting accounts, godaddy etc AND just works in general? I thought EZPZ One Click Backup was the plugin to do that, but I had it working and emailing me each month and backing up etc but sometime in Jan it stopped working.

    2. Whats the difference between: native wp export option, cpanel and phpmyadmin?


  2. Patrick Nommensen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    (1) I could highly recommend this plugin to backup the database and all files.

    (2) The WP export option takes an xml of the posts/pages. The cpanel backup copies all your settings - including email and so forth. phpmyadmin deals with only the database.

  3. jessn
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Second the support for BackWPUp. Works wonderfully, and it makes a backup of the database, XML file, and selected theme files. Additionally you can have the backups automatically stored on the server, in your DropBox, emailed to you...there are a lot of options.

  4. Patrick Nommensen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, in addition it also has the capability to backup plugins and core files.

  5. isonychia
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks all.

    Does the backwpup backup the entire site images and all?


  6. Patrick Nommensen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can select what you want to backup, when, and how often.

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