I’m getting ready to upgrade to 2.0.4. from 2.0.2 and following the Codex instructions, I’m trying to back up all my data. To do that, as suggested, I successfully installed ‘wp-phpmyadmin’ but following the warning not to be hasty, I’d like some help on using it to back up my files.
I’m assuming after clicking all the boxes on the first page, I go to the Operations tab. If so:
A: Which buttons and boxes do I check there?
B: The CREATE DATABASE before copying box is already checked, do I uncheck it or not?
C: At the bottom of the page is an ERROR message that says: “The additional features for working with linked tables have been deactivated. To find out why click here.” Do I have to resolve that now, or can I finish the back up and do it later?
D: On the operations page, in the Copy database to box, do I type in the standard C\ hard drive path I want to use for my backup?
E: The Codex instructions say I have to back up all database tables and files, including .htaccess… but it isn’t listed under the table shown on the phpmyadmin check-off chart… do I have to back-up that file separately, with my FTP program? And if so, is it easier to back up everything that way, and forget about messing with phpmyadmin in the first place? Just make a complete backup of the ‘root’ directory at my dreamhost site? Or my ‘wordpress.com’ directory, with all the files in it?