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Forget about backing up your blog, automate it.

Lee Odden on Oct 19th, 2010     Blogging

When’s the last time you backed up your blog? A few weeks ago? Months? Never!?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never backed up your blog as it’s not something people often think about doing. However, it’s very important, and it can be automated so that you don’t have to think about it.

Here are just a few of the many tools that keep things backed up without having you lift a finger.

WP-DB-Backup

WP-DB-Backup

WP-DB-Backup

This is a must have plugin for me and I’m surprised it’s not integrated into WordPress yet.

WP-DB-Backup automatically schedule backups of your WordPress database and then emails them to you. I set all blogs I manage to email backups to me once a week. That way, if anything ever happened, I’d still have a copy of all the content, comments and anything saved in the database.

Lee Odden

How do you backup a blog?

Lee Odden on Oct 13th, 2006     Blogging

How do you backup a blog?

For WordPress blogs, use the the WordPress Database Backup plugin. This plugin is included with all installs of WordPress starting with version 2 I believe. Once enabled, you just go tot he backups section of the manage screen, make a few selections and it’ll backup your blog posts to your desktop or email. I wouldn’t suggest backing up to the server as that won’t do you any good if your web server goes down.

For WordPress.com blogs, click on Manage and then Export.

With TypePad just got to the Import/Export area on the Manage tab of your admin area. Here you’ll be able to export all posts to your desktop. [backup support page]

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