Blogging Tips – WordPress Backup DB Plug-in

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An often overlooked Blog maintenance or IT task that is often not addressed it backing up your website.  This is a simple task for any wordpress admin.  In less then 10 minutes you can set this up and start backing up wordpress automatically.

How to WordPress Backup

Step 1 Go to Install Plugins

Step 2 Search for backup

Step 3 You should see WP-DB-Backup # 1 return right now

wordpress backup search

Step 4 Click Install

Step 5 Activate

ToolsBackup Once Activated you can configure in under Tools – Backup

Then just check the any extra tables and input e-mail address and how often you want it to backup.

You can also run a adhoc backups.  I would strongly suggest to backup before any major theme changes or upgrades.  I can’t tell you how many times backups have saved my ass in IT.  Backs are a must do activity.

Verify!!

Once do you will see regular e-mails that give you comfort that your backups are running.

Sample e-mails below all is well!

wordpressbackup

Do you have your backups configured?

If not you should really read this post and then go and download and configure this plug-in.  In less then 15 minutes you can be all set.  15 minutes of time to save you from losing months or years of work.

Here’s a link to the Plug-in website I thank Austin Matzko of ilfilosofo.com for making this great free plugin.  I hope this post isn’t too short but I wanted to K.I.S.S. so people would find it more useful.  If you like this please comment and tweet.  Remember I am running a comment contest this month and the month is almost over.

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17 Responses to “Blogging Tips – WordPress Backup DB Plug-in”

  1. How to Backup your WordPress DB | The Money Cult…

    An often overlooked Blog maintenance task that is often not addressed is backing up your website. This is a simple WordPress Backup How to guide. You can do it in less then 10 minutes….

  2. Tinh says:

    This plugin works very well but I would suggest GD Press Tools, it can be all in one tool for any bloggers including DB backup too. Thanks anyways
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  3. I've used this and a couple of other plugins to backup my WordPress databases. What I'd really like to find is a reliable source to backup both the database AND the files with a great interface. I'd like to make it as easy as possible for my clients!
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  4. I've used this and a couple of other plugins to backup my WordPress databases. What I'd really like to find is a reliable source to backup both the database AND the files with a great interface. I'd like to make it as easy as possible for my clients!
    My recent post CommentLuv: Give Your Readers Some Link Love

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  6. dana says:

    Yeah, backup is safe way in IT. I experienced many time that backup save my work and time and i think it is also applied in blog.
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  7. bbrian017 says:

    I used this about a year ago and couldn't set it up to do the backups automatically. I always had to go in and adjust something. Perhaps I will give it another go seeing you have explained how to implement it in a fast and well working manner. I don't recall why I stopped using it but I did for some reason…

    Thanks for the tip Jared and participating in the weekly word challenge.

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    • Yes I finally installed one right before I changed my theme. I had no issue what so ever with this one. Pretty much install right away filled in e-mail address and checked a few box. You go to love wordpress plug-ins that do what they say.

  8. This plugin is great, doesn't always like emailing me my back up but does a great job, have you got a tutorial about how to perform a backup if you ever need to? i.e if you need to restore your site with your recent backup, how to do it?
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  9. Extreme John says:

    Great post and every blogger should be backing up thier database, playing with fire if your not.
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  11. WordPress for reinstall as you were using previously. If you're trying to upgrade, depending on the upgrade you're trying to use it could error. Install with the previous version, then upgrade from there.

  12. I recently started to make backups and now I do a manual one every month. Some of my sites are WP based so for them this would be perfect, others are static dreamweaver style sites so i do all those manually.
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  13. epstein bar says:

    You don't have to worry about backing up the WordPress software itself, since you already have a copy or you can always download it anew.

  14. epstein bar says:

    You don't have to worry about backing up the WordPress software itself, since you already have a copy or you can always download it anew.

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