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Import old SQL dump into new Wordpress version

I'm trying to restore a Wordpress blog from a backup. Unfortunately, all I have is an SQL dump of the database as generated by phpMyAdmin. The dump was created when the blog was running Wordpress ...
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4answers
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Plugin for automatic database backup?

Is there a reliable plugin that I could use to automatically backup the WP database? It's really important that it's just the database and not the files. I'd like it to automatically download a copy ...
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How do WordPress veterans deal with the issues of upgrading WordPress?

Sometimes upgrading WP is catastrophic: critical plugins don't work any more (and new compatible versions don't exist yet). What do the WP veterans do about it? Do they upgrade WP after the boring ...
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Does wpdb add considerable overhead on queries with large result sets?

I am working on backup-related plugin and from some research of existing plugins - they seem to favor using PHP's mysql_* functions, rather than $wpdb. Is $wpdb overhead considerable enough that it ...
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Automatic Wordpress Backup Plugin works, but says it's not

I just installed Automatic Wordpress Backup on a fresh install of wordpress, with no other plugins installed, nothing else has changed from the default install. The plugin is saying zip is not found, ...
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Faulty restore of the database, encoding issue

I messed up the settings with W3 Total Cache (tried to import all the media to my library, didn't work out well, broke all my links to every picture). So I took my latest backup of the database, ...
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What is the best practice to get a site from local to online?

I develop my sites on a local xamp setup. When I´m done I need to get the site to my customer´s domain. Can I use vault press or backupbuddy for this, or is there a better process ?
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Problem: Create a cron job to export posts to a WordPress XML file on server

I need a way to automatically export all WordPress posts from a specific date and have it output the file on the server that can be downloaded daily. The reason the XML format is needed is because ...
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What is the most comprehensive backup plugin for WordPress (it does not have to be free)? [closed]

Related to this question I am currently using Automatic WP backup. It works ok. Now I am looking for something more comprehensive and granular. A plugin that let's me choose the sites to backup ...
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Updating to new 3.0.5

What is the best way to back up my data before I update to the newest version. And is it important I update?
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FTP Widget Location

I am trying to recover some code I had several months ago (I have backups of everything). It was part of a text widget in my WordPress sidebar. If I have the full backup, where can I find that code? ...
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What is the best WordPress plugin for Amazon s3 backups? [closed]

I tried Automatic WordPress Backup and WordPressWPup on my Dreamhost server and both of them failed to backup blog content to Amazon s3. Is there any other free plugin to backup an entire blog to ...
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Wordpress staging environment that syncs everything except posts?

I've already looked at this question and didn't find it too helpful. We're using Wordpress as a CMS that also includes a blog/news section. The blog/news uses WP "posts" and those are made whenever ...
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How to keep a Wordpress site synchronized between two servers?

I have a WordPress site running in a dedicated server in hosting A and I would like to keep it synchronized with a copy in another hosting server for fail over protection. Is that possible?
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How can I permanently cache or “archive” a WP blog without needing future maintenance

I have a client who has an annual complete makeover of their website design and content, but they still want their old sites available to view (each with that year's respective design/CSS). Once ...
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2answers
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Which Blog Client for Windows/Linux has the best support for backing/restoring your posts?

I started using Akeeba Remote Control for Joomla and was really impressed with it. When I went to look for something similar for Wordpress, I found these Weblog clients. Which one is the best for ...
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What is a better way to backup files then FTP?

I want to backup my WP flies but the FTP is really slow. Is there a better solution ? (assume CRON and SSH in a managed VPS)
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Backup the Database and Restore from the Backup?

I am using WordPress 3 and would like to backup the database to my computer (a Mac). My webhost is using PHP safe mode, so that sometimes limits what plugins I can use. What is a good way to do a ...
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What can be wrong when automated backups stop being sent to email?

For some reason the automated backup that was sent to my email weekly stop arriving. What can be the problem?
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What's the simplest way to backup my WordPress database?

I have WordPress installed on my server for my blog. I back up all the files from the server on a schedule. But this is just the files--not the database. Ideally, I'd like to automatically save a ...