A set-up and forget scenario
I used to backup wordpress sites via FTP and export of the database. But it takes a lot of time. And with an increasing number of sites to maintain, I often skip this essential practice.
I just discovered BackWPup, a very configurable plugin for wordpress. It does everything I used to do… and can be scheduled !
What I need to backup
- wordpress files
- custom themes
- database export
- uploaded content
I store the backup on my laptop and on an external service (Dropbox).
Backup with one click
BackWPup builds a ZIP archive that contains the whole wordpress directory as well as the SQL file that can be used to regenerate the tables.
I made it push an archive of the site directly to a /fieldnotes folder of my dropbox account.
- install the plugin
- add a new backup job via the admin interface (settings are fine by default)
- indicates where to store the backup
- … that’s all !
Trigger the backup manually from the admin interface to ensure the setup is correct.
Schedule it !
You can now add scheduling via the admin panel (only pitfall: remember to tick the Activate scheduling checkbox) and enjoy receiving regulars backups in your dropbox !