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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Participate in the Backup Week

Filed under: — Carthik @ 7:45 am

The kind folks at WordPress are organizing a backup week to encourage the practise of regularly backing up your WordPress blog. The press release from Lorelle is below :

Backing Up is Not Just for Cars

Your WordPress database contains every post, every comment and every link you have on your blog. If your database gets erased or corrupted, you stand to lose everything you have written. There are many reasons
why this could happen and not all are things you can control. But what you can do is backup your data. After all, it is important isn’t it?

WordPress Backup Week July 23-30 aims to help you become more familiar with the process of backing up and protecting your data.

Step-by-step backup instructions will be available in the online manual, the WordPress Codex, and support provided online in the WordPress Support Forum to help you through the process.

Guides will be available to help you backup your WordPress site and database for a variety of systems and server software such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk and vDeck. Consider using this Backup Week as an incentive to backup all your valuable documents and software, too.

These guides will assist you in determining:

  • When and how to make backups.
  • How to make things right after an unexpected data loss befalls your
    WordPress database.

Making backups is essential because problems inevitably occur and you need to be in a position to take action when disaster strikes. Spending a few minutes to make an easy, convenient backup of your database will
allow you to spend even more time being creative and productive with your website.

For more information or to help volunteer on this WordPress Community Event, see WordPress Backup Week.


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  2. Isn’t there a plugin to do automated backups in WP?

    Comment by Bill Marcy — 5/2/2007 @ 7:30 pm

  3. Bill note the date of the post. They added the plugin later. And its still not automated.

    Comment by Patrick Havens — 5/2/2007 @ 7:57 pm

  4. WP-DB-backup can be automated for WP 2.1 and newer.

    Comment by Austin — 5/2/2007 @ 11:26 pm

  5. I get a backup emailed to me every day using the plugin linked by Austin – what more do you need? (Obviously I have all a backup of my WP install as well, but you don’t need to update that so often)

    I’d also recommend that you subscribe to your own RSS feeds as well, if you’re a prolific poster, or get a lot of comments. Google reader has all of my posts and comments going back 3 months….

    Comment by Chris — 5/3/2007 @ 6:55 am

  6. Found this link in my Dashboard, thought it was information on another yearly-reoccuring event just to find out this post is about 2 yrs old. But sounds like a kewl idea – maybe this should really be promoted again?

    Comment by Frazer — 5/5/2007 @ 6:06 am

  7. already into the practice of backing up my blog frequently. It allows you to backup the whole of the site’s databases if you desire that option

    Comment by Warza — 5/5/2007 @ 7:09 am

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