WordPress:Backup!Backup!Backup!             can prevent forest fires...             and other website disasters
Why BackupKeep your website up long enough andat some point you will come across:• Hacks / Attacks                        ...
What to BackupYour WordPress site consists of the following:FILES                                                         ...
Types ofBackups                                                   backup type                                             ...
Backup OptionsMANUAL                                                        SCRIPTSfor the                                ...
Backup Options                                                       MANUAL   • FTP backups                               ...
Backup Options                                                        SCRIPTS   • A Shell Script for a Complete WordPress ...
Backup Options                                                        PLUGINS   • Codex: Tags         http://wordpress.org...
Backup Options                                                        PLUGINS                   (continued)   • BackWPup  ...
Backup Options                                                        SERVICES   • BackupBuddy         (from $75 a year – ...
Backup Options                                                        SERVICES                  (continued)   • blogVault ...
Backup Options                                                        SERVICES                  (continued)   • WP Remote ...
Backup OptionsPlugin & Service ReviewsREVIEW OF                                                     WORRYPROOFWORDPRESS   ...
Further ReadingWP Codex - WordPress Backupshttp://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_BackupsWP Codex - Backing Up Your Database...
Further Reading                                                       (continued)Monitor and Backup Your WordPress Sites w...
Keys to SuccessBackup at regular intervals...EVERYTHING. Early. OFTEN.Test your backup...ESPECIALLY before/after major upg...
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WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup!

  1. 1. WordPress:Backup!Backup!Backup! can prevent forest fires... and other website disasters
  2. 2. Why BackupKeep your website up long enough andat some point you will come across:• Hacks / Attacks • Software failures• Server failures • Human failuresWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  3. 3. What to BackupYour WordPress site consists of the following:FILES DATABASE• WordPress Core • Images and Files • WordPress Site Installation Settings • Javascript scripts,• WordPress PHP scripts, and • Every post Plugins other code files • Every comment• WordPress • Additional Files and Themes Static Web Pages • Every linkWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  4. 4. Types ofBackups backup type manual/automatedMANUAL(mostly free)AUTOMATED(mostly paid) ney hoole! h files database bothWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  5. 5. Backup OptionsMANUAL SCRIPTSfor the for the sophisticatedDo-It-Yourself’er Do-It-Yourself’erPLUGINS SERVICESfor the easy, but for those who knownot-always-complete what their website isroute worthWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  6. 6. Backup Options MANUAL • FTP backups • via your host (for files only, unless you (through cPanel/Plesk/etc) use it with a DB plugin) • MySQL Command • Cron jobs Line • SQL dumps • XML backup (within your WP site)WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  7. 7. Backup Options SCRIPTS • A Shell Script for a Complete WordPress Backup http://theme.fm/2011/06/a-shell-script-for-a-complete-wordpress-backup-4/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  8. 8. Backup Options PLUGINS • Codex: Tags http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/backup • Codex: Search http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=backup • XCloner - Backup and Restore http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xcloner-backup-and-restore/ • WP-DB-Backup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  9. 9. Backup Options PLUGINS (continued) • BackWPup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/ • WP Complete Backup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-complete-backup/ • DBC Backup http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dbc-backup/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  10. 10. Backup Options SERVICES • BackupBuddy (from $75 a year – 2 sites, to $150 a year – unlimited sites) http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ • VaultPress (from $15 to $350 a month per site) http://vaultpress.com/ • WordPress Smart Backup ($20) http://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-smart-backup/158143 • myRepono WordPress Backup (storage and transfer dependent pricing) http://myrepono.com/wordpress-backup-plugin/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  11. 11. Backup Options SERVICES (continued) • blogVault (from $9 a month - 1 site to $99 a month - 20 sites) http://blogvault.net/ • ManageWP (from free for 3 sites to $7 a month - 10 sites upto $300 a month - 250 sites) http://managewp.com/ • Online Backup for WordPress by Backup Technology (free upto 100MB) http://www.backup-technology.com/services/free-wordpress-backup/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  12. 12. Backup Options SERVICES (continued) • WP Remote (free) http://wpremote.com/ • Amazon S3... WP S3 Backups http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-s3-backups/ Automatic WordPress Backup plugin http://www.wordpressbackup.org/ • WordPress Backup to Dropbox http://www.mikeyd.com.au/projects/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  13. 13. Backup OptionsPlugin & Service ReviewsREVIEW OF WORRYPROOFWORDPRESS WORDPRESSBACKUP BACKUPSOLUTIONS STRATEGIESby Peter Sundstrom by Nathan IngramWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  14. 14. Further ReadingWP Codex - WordPress Backupshttp://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_BackupsWP Codex - Backing Up Your Databasehttp://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_DatabaseDo You Have a WordPress Backup Strategy?http://themefuse.com/blog/do-you-have-a-wordpress-backup-strategy/Restoring WordPress After a Crashhttp://themefuse.com/blog/restoring-wordpress-after-a-crash/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  15. 15. Further Reading (continued)Monitor and Backup Your WordPress Sites with theFree WP Remote Service(includes WP Remote vs. ManageWP discussion)http://wpmu.org/monitor-and-backup-your-wordpress-sites-with-the-free-wp-remote-service/The 3 Best Backup Solutions For A WordPress Bloghttp://www.carefulcash.com/the-3-best-backup-solutions-for-a-wordpress-blog/Ultimate Backup Plugin Solution for WordPresshttp://www.hyperarts.com/blog/ultimate-backup-solution-for-wordpress/Investigating WordPress backup optionshttp://moxypark.com/2012/01/30/investigating-wordpress-backup-options/WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  16. 16. Keys to SuccessBackup at regular intervals...EVERYTHING. Early. OFTEN.Test your backup...ESPECIALLY before/after major upgrades.Attempt a restore...BEFORE you need it.WordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup - February 8, 2012
  17. 17. Thank you! This presentation @EricRasch @ SlideShare bit.ly/m9VQZGWordPress: Backup! Backup! Backup! - Eric Rasch - Houston WordPress Meetup -All likeness and reference to Smokey the Bear is copyright the Ad Council February 8, 2012
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