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.