Chapter 9: Backup Your WordPress Blog – Top Plugins

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On a global level, data has increasingly become one of the greatest assets to organizations. Data loss can cause devastatingly large damage, commonly as a result of system crashes or viruses being ignored. While there is certainly a chance that you will never have a need for the backups you make of your files, if something does happen to your computer, you will certainly be glad that you have them. Therefore, it is wise to maintain an up-to-date backup of your WordPress blog and site.

With a proper backup of your WordPress database and files, you can quickly restore things back to normal. There are so many plugins available to secure the backup of your WordPress website. Here are a few of them:

  1. BackupBuddy (Paid plugin) | It offers an option to either backup your database only or a full backup of your entire WordPress website. Backups can be sent to other destinations, like Amazon S3, Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud, FTP or email. Backups can be scheduled. Files & Tables can be excluded from the backup if needed.
  2. UpdraftPlus (free plugin, can be upgraded to premium version): | Automatic backup of your website can be scheduled. It takes backup of your WordPress blog to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, FTP, OpenStack (Swift) and email.
  3. ValutPress | ValutPress offers real-time backup, automated security scanning, and support from WordPress experts. It will backup your entire site, including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. It is simple to use and can manage multiple schedules. It uses zip and mysqldump for faster backups if they are available. The Dropbox Integration and One Click Restore functionality is available. Files and folders can also be excluded from your backups.
  4. blogVault Real-time Backup (paid plugin for daily backup, but free plans for weekly backup) | It is an automatic and real-time incremental backup for WordPress websites, performing complete WordPress backup. WordPress Backup can be sent to Dropbox, and it features a 30-day backup history with easy restore and migration from backup. Offsite backup can also be managed.
  5. Dropbox Backup & Restore: | It supports WordPress backup and restore to/from local storage, or uploads backup to Dropbox.
    • Local Backup: create the full backup of your web page (files and database) and store it at local server.
    • DropBox Backup: create the full backup of your web page (files and database) at local storage and upload this to Dropbox. You need to create an account http://www.wpadm.com (FREE) to administrate all the backups for all of your site.

Refer to some other guides to make a backup of your WordPress blog:

WordPress Backups | wordpress.org How to Create a Complete WordPress Backup | wpbeginner.com How To Backup & Restore Your WordPress WebSite Easily | makeuseof.com 5 Simple Steps to Backup Your WordPress Site  | fizzle.co

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