Cover Your Assets: Why and How to Back Up Your WordPress Site

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These slides give a quick overview of what is required to back up a WordPress website and compare some tools available to do that.

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Cover Your Assets: Why and How to Back Up Your WordPress Site

  1. 1. Why and How to back up your Site Cover Your Assets! Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup 8/11/2013 TJ List / @TJList
  2. 2. Data is Important Your Data Picard’s Data
  3. 3. Stuff Happens Accidents Natural Disasters Vandalism
  4. 4. Insurance Options  Do nothing  Let the landlord do it  Do it yourself  Get insurance
  5. 5. Backup Basics  WordPress Site vs. Server  Type of Content  Text and blog posts  Images and other files  Backup Types  Database  Files (full)  Where to Store Backups
  6. 6. Size Does Matter  Small sites  Quick and easy  Small files  Large sites  Take longer  Bigger files  Server load  Really large sites  Server throttling  Can take a very long time  Files “too big” to create or move
  7. 7. Manual Backups  Knowledge and technical skill required  YOU must do it  Many steps  Error prone  Take time  No cost
  8. 8. Rely on Hosting Company  Varies with hosts  YGWYPF  Manual/Hosting hybrid (cPanel)  YOU must do it  Can’t schedule it  Might be buggy or unproven  Restore requires some knowledge
  9. 9. Plugins  YGWYPF  WordPress Repository  Some used to work, some were buggy  Premium resources  VaultPress  Backup Buddy
  10. 10. VaultPress  Automattic  The company behind WordPress.com  Automatic scheduling  Easy to Use  Flexible plans  Cloud Backup  Set it and forget it  Tech support available http://vaultpress.com/
  11. 11. BackupBuddy  iThemes.com  Highly respected company in the WordPress world  Automatic scheduling  Easy to use  Flexible plans  Flexible storage options  Allows you to move/transfer sites easily  Hosting/Server can affect performance http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/
  12. 12. Comparison Inputs Outputs Solution Time Cost Knowledge Security Flexibiilty Do Nothing Manual cPanel BackupBuddy VaultPress L JK

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