WordPress site backup

Started by arthyk, Jul 21, 2022, 06:00 AM

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I'm about to move my WordPress site to another host. I think it would be useful to make a backup copy before that. How to do it right, any ideas? And yet - databases are saved separately or together with pages in one step.
I've never done this before, so I apologize for the possibly incorrect question. ::)


I'm backing up WordPress with the BackWPup plugin.
The free version of this plugin fully satisfies all my backup needs. In my opinion, this plugin that has the largest number of settings, which allows you to set a flexible scheduling, choose what exactly will be backed up, etc.


1. Go to MySQL, click the "export" button.
The database is downloaded to our computer.
2. We go with the file manager to our FTP account.
Everything that is there (usually the htdocs folder) is downloaded to our computer.



By the way, I somehow had an experience, not very successful, using the UpdraftPlus plugin for backup. The plugin is convenient because it allows you to make and save backups immediately to your cloud storage. In my case it was Google Drive.
Comfortable? - Yes, it's convenient.
The plugin itself is easy to use, its admin panel is well thought out. Well, 3 million users in the world can't be wrong, can they?
I collapsed at the time of creating the next backup, with saving to Google.
Destroyed the existing backups in the account, destabilized the site.
I don't know what it was. I didn't use it anymore.

But right now I decided to try again. Let's see what happens.You cannot view this attachment.


The BackWPup plugin allows you to perform a full copy of data, including the contents of the wp-content folder and a database backup.
You can download it from the official site.
The plugin does xml export, is able to optimize, check and restore the database, transfer the created backups to storage via email, Dropbox, FTP, S3, Microsoft Azure, RackSpaceCloud, SugarSync in zip, tar format, tar.gz , tar.bz2. The paid version also supports the backup bay on Google Drive and Amazon Glacier.

WP Database Backup
WP Database Backup creates a backup of the database in zip format and restores it with one click.
You can download it from the official website.
Supports manual and automatic backups on a schedule, saves copies by email, Dropbox, FTP, Google Drive and Amazon S3. The plugin is easy to install and configure. Full backup, cloning and site relocation functions are available when purchasing the paid version. The plugin is best suited for sites without graphic content, because all text information is stored in the database. So, if you need to save only a backup of the database, it makes no sense to create a copy of the site files every time, if they have not changed.

Backup Guard
The Backup Guard plugin is positioned as a tool for the most complete backup, recovery and relocation of a WordPress site. You can download it from the official site.
The plugin saves backup copies of the site and database files separately or together. Allows you to monitor the process and cancel it at any time if it is still unfinished.
The paid version includes the functions of moving the site, automatic backups on a schedule and uploading copies via FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon S3. The disadvantages of the plugin include the creation of an archive in its own, rather than the generally accepted format. This may become a problem if the plugin support is discontinued.