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February 2012 Meetup Slides: Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Things change rapidly in the WordPress world. The content in this post is more than a year old and may no longer represent best practices.

Without backups, you could lose your entire website. This meetup covered four ways to back up your WordPress database and files:

  1. Manually, via phpMyAdmin and FTP and through your hosting control panel
  2. Using the BackupBuddy plugin from iThemes, presented by Sallie Goetsch.
    Why you’d use it: scheduling, offsite backups, comprehensive, easy site migration, easy restore, server scan and new malware scan feature.
  3. Using the VaultPress service from Automattic, presented by Anca Mosoiu.
    Why you’d use it: from the makers of WordPress, allowed by and managed hosting services, up-to-the-minute backups, easy DB restore, security scans, lots of stats.
  4. Using the free BackWPup plugin by Daniel Husen, presented by Pieter Hartsook.
    Why you’d use it: free, more offsite backup locations than BackupBuddy, good scheduling options, easy DB restore.

There are many other WordPress backup plugins that we did not have time to cover.

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