Wordpress DB Backup via Email

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    Its not a tutorial...just useful info...for those who dont know...

    Backing up your Blog Database regularly is very important. :rolleyes:

    You can easily get your blog database backup via email daily. You just have to install two plugins. One comes installed with wordpress package. :p

    1. Wordpress Database Backup Plugin - On-demand backup of your WordPress database. (Download)

    2. WP-Cron Plugin - for automatic periodic execution of actions. (Download)

    Just install and activate these plugins from wordpress plugins panel.

    www.your_blog_address/wp-admin/plugins.php

    After activating goto Manage> Backup
    http://www.your_blog_address/wp-admin/edit.php?page=wp-db-backup.php

    Then Enter your email address and automatic backup interval.

    DONE !! :cool:
     
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    IMO, it is better to use phpMyAdmin to take a DB backup instead of this plugin ;)
     
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    this plugin sends wordpress db backup automatically via email every day....

    There is no such option in phpMyAdmin...it can be done via contrab but its bit hard....
     
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    Why would one want a back-up everyday? :shock: And over a period of time, your DB starts getting bigger!

    Anyway, its a matter of preference. I prefer phpMyAdmin export, import.

    In what format do you get a DB backup via this plugin? How can you restore it? Any idea?
     
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    it sends gzip compressed sql file...db starts getting bigger over time but for personal blog it will be few mbs ...i am not talking bout backing up wikipedia...hehehe...
     
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    I backuped recently after 2-3 month :p So IMHO backing up daily is a waste of bandwidth :)
     
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    It depends upon how much frequently your data changes. For one of my site I take backup everyday through cron job. Other reason of my taking up backup so frequently is, I have experience of some of the worst hosts of India, who shut down your site abruptly without allowing you take the backup of your site.
     
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    i too take backup daily....why take the risk of losing your blog posts when you can take backup automatically....and for bandwidth i am not even using 1% of my dreamhost bandwidth so i am not worried about that....

    @tuxy bhai 2-3 months is a long time :-D
     
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    I am talking about my blog!! Not hosting server files! :D

    I don't blog too much. So for me, 2-3 month is ok :p
     
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