I'm wondering if using an FTP program to copy critical files to another location might be the easiest way to do WP backups, since I've got installs on a number of sites now?
Can anyone provide a list of the files that should be copied from a WP site server, such as those containing photos, text, theme info, any anything else critical?
And, if a site goes south, would simply copying these files back into their original folders on the server result in a rebuild?
I thank you.
It's certainly a good idea to save a copy of your theme files, images, etc., but that alone will not restore your site should anything happen to it. You will also need a copy of your database which is where all your text and inline photos live. There are several plugins available that allow you to schedule regular database backups. Personally, I love Backup Buddy because it will preserve everything on your site (all widgets, settings, etc.) and it makes restoration or migration very simple.
Thanks Susan. I know of backup buddy. I just have a level of mistrust with back up programs as having one fail on me some years back meant the critical loss of data. I would rather dig into the guts, and using ftp or similar, make a copy of all critical files.
Have you ever done a restore with B/U buddy?
Merry Christmas... or whatever holiday you may be celebrating.
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