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088 – Backup Your WordPress Sites with Backup Buddy

I will be speaking at WordCamp Grand Rapids. If you are anywhere close to Grand Rapids, I urge you to come and check out a WordCamp. You will learn a lot about WordPress and you will be inspired to make awesome changes to your website. Tickets are still available and the WordCamp is August 18th & 19th.

Backup Your WordPress Sites with Backup Buddy

The three main features of Backup Buddy are:
1. Backup
Backup your entire WordPress installation, plus any other files on your server. You can also choose which files not to back up. Schedule to backups to take place when you want them to and send them to off-site storage places like Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud.

2. Restore
Restore your WordPress site fast. Using importbuddy.php, you can reset WordPress; your themes, your widgets, your plugins, and all your custom modification. You can also choose to just reinstall an earlier database-only backup if you choose.

3. Move
Move a WordPress site to another domain or another server quickly and efficiently. This is a great feature for WordPress developers who build custom sites on a dev server then want to move the entire site with just a few clicks and no wasted time configuring.

Other Settings
– View server configuration settings and recommendations
– View database size
– Verify file permissions
– Email notifications
– Directory and database table exclusions

Off Site Backup Costs
In the interview, Cory told me that for 10GB of space and 10GB of bandwidth transfer on Amazon S3 it would only cost $0.64 per month. With Rackspace Cloud, you are charged for what you use, so 10GB of space per month is $1.00 and you only pay transfer fees when you download a backup, which costs $0.18 per gigabit. Currently this site’s backup is 1.9GB, so it would cost less than $0.36 to download my backup file.

How can you not afford to backup off site?

For more information, browse Backup Buddy’s website.

Published on: 08 Aug | Podcast | 11 responses| Tags:

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