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Manages your WordPress database.


60 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
A must have
By , for WP 3.6

I've used this plugin for years. Never had any problems. Easy to set up, easy to use. Gives you an important extra security. It also allow you to do serious experiments since you can easily backup your database and equally easily restore it back.
Just hope Lester Chan will continue his maintenance.

By , for WP 3.5.2

Thanks works just super

Simple, Convenient and Flawless
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin works as told by author. It is easy to set up and apart from one small one-time hassle(moving .htaccess file), everything is great.

Won't Back Up
By , for WP 3.5.2

After figuring out the database paths for Godaddy and getting green ready to back up, the first backup didn't backup correctly and subsequent attempts resulted in "could not back up the database" despite the plugin seeing all the tables in the database. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any troubleshooting info via Google and my password doesn't have a $ character as one thread suggests may be the problem. This plugin is no longer supported by the author so I removed it after tinkering with it a couple hours.

How does malware get into the backups?
By , for WP 3.5.1

I have used this plugin for a long time. Recently I installed the Wordfence Security plugin also. However the scans indicate that there are several malicious urls in the database backups of WP DBmanager. I definitely did not put them on my site, and they only show up in the db backups. So I suspect that those malicious files somehow find their way into the db backups via some vulnerability. If I ever had to reinstall the database, I imagine I would have some nasty links on my site. Does anyone have any experience with this issue?

How does malware get into the backups?
By , for WP 3.5.1

Easy and understandable
By , for WP 3.5.1

It just works! Basic backup and mail, cleanup and drop old unuseful stuff if an extnsion doesnt do its job after uninstall. Works fine with bigger installations like datingsites, buddypress communities m.m.

passthru() system() exec() is disabled
By , for WP 3.5.1

Hello everyone :),

I have a security problem with this plugin.

As far as I know and as I have found on the internet these functions may be a malicious and potential opportunities for a hacker attack. So my hosting provider of security reasons disabled.

Can someone help me with this, the plugin is so good

Thank you,

[Resolved] annoying .htaccess warning, when file is not even present
By , for WP 3.5.1

I could not get a warning to stop showing up at the top of my plugins admin page, telling me my backup folder might be visible to the public and to move an .htaccess file from one folder to another to not let this happen. There is no .htaccess file in the folder it says I need to move it from, and moving an htsccess.txt file made no difference.

its really easy to use
By ,

this is a great plug in, i like that its easy to use and allows me to receive the back ups in my email (which i like better since they are saved there besides of in the server)

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