Backup Your Blog

wordpress backup

With my computer, I used to have several places for my backups. external hard drives, servers, cloud. If there is fire in a place, I have several copies of my backups in different locations.

In my blog, I use UpdraftPlus . It’is convenient because you can save files from your site manually or set the time for the backup creation on Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, email and other places.

Everydays I make a backup at a specific time and it’s 5 files :

  • [Filename] -db.gz

  • [Filename] -other.zip

  • [Filename] -plugins.zip

  • [Filename] -themes.zip

  • [Filename] -uploads.zip

In case of problems, you can use these files to restore your blog with UpdraftPlus.

Once you have installed UpdraftPlus plugin in WordPress click on « Settings » => « Updrafts Backups ». Click on « Settings » tab :

updraftplus screenshot

updraftplus screenshot

You chose what place you’re going to store your backup files, then you fill your confidential data and your select backup’s content. Once this is complete, you click on « Save Changes » button :

updraftplus screenshot

Click on the tab « Current Status » and then click on the « Backup Now » button to make a test:

updraftplus screenshot

Checks if the backup works. Then you can click on « Existing Backup » tab to restore your blog :

updraftplus screenshot

This plugin is super convenient, it’s cool.

Are you using another plugin for your backups ?

-Steph

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