|Backing up WordPress|
Any plug-in suggestions?
Any suggestions for a reliable back-up plug-in for WordPress? I'd like one that backs up both the database and does a full backup.
I've started looking at them at the WordPress site but there are so many I don't know where to begin.
I use Lester Chan's WP-DBManager, which emails me the DB backup daily or weekly and Blog Traffic Exchange Worpdress Backup plugin to handle files.
Automattic (Makers of WP) have a paid service called VaultPress. We have never used it, but it gets high marks.
Personally, we have use a two prong backup plan. (We have done manual backups ourselves in the past as well)
1 - We use a plugin for DB backups (Same plugin mentioned above actually!) so we ALWAYS have the latest database backup stored on a remote server.
2 - When we have a catastrophic failure, we get our host to restore to the previous day for us. Its a single email, quick, easy and done within 1 hour. (Less time than doing it ourselves)
We have several WP installs on various VPS setups, and on the few occasions we have needed a restore from backup, it was a $25 fee from our host to restore a site from the previous days' backup.
In the end, we found it easier and more cost effective to let the hosting company handle our WordPress site backup plans. For the $25 per incident fee, its much cheaper than managing it ourselves.
I'm not saying its the best solution for everyone, but it works best for us, at this time.
>> so we ALWAYS have the latest database backup stored on a remote server.
So it's only a database backup, not a full backup which includes things such as media, plugins, themes and images?
|We have several WP installs on various VPS setups, and on the few occasions we have needed a restore from backup, it was a $25 fee from our host to restore a site from the previous days' backup. |
I'm on a VPS too; the company makes complete backs up for free every 24-36 hours. Restoration, if needed, is free.
Maybe I should just leave everything to them an not worry about backing it up myself.
In our case -
|So it's only a database backup |
When we need a full backup, we just go to the host. Quicker and easier for us. May not be for everyone, but works great for us.
I backup to Amazon AWS cloud using the "WP S3 Backups" plugin. Has worked faithfully for two years. You will find it at WPs site.
I use Vault Press. They send me e-mails, I send them money. Maybe my host has a good backup, maybe not. VP is 'sleep tight' insurance. VP supposedly backs up to multiple, geographically isolated, servers.