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12:33 am on Oct 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

Thank you.
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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.
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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.
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>> 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.
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In our case -

So it's only a database backup


Thats correct.

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.
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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.
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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.