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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 ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
356 views

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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495 views

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 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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Plugin for automatic database backup? [closed]

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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2answers
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Mysqldump add drop table?

I notice in the Codex that the --add-drop-table option is displayed for backing up a database. Before I screw anything up, does this just mean that when the backup is eventually imported, the tables ...
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5answers
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
2k views

What is the best method to export local WordPress installation and import to live server?

I've been building a website using Wordpress for the couple of weeks on my localhost. My plan was to export it when I'm done and then import it onto the live server. Today I found out a couple of ...
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2answers
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WordPress Backup

I'm learning how to backup right now and I'd like some validation. From what I understood, to fully backup my Wordpress I need two things. One backup for my database and another for theme files. The ...
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3answers
564 views

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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1answer
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Recover from failed multisite conversion

I'm normally quite the techie (look at my SF account!) but it turns out I know nothing about Wordpress and in doing so have sabotaged my wife's blog. As a family we have a hosting package through ...
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2answers
3k views

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 2.9/...
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1answer
38 views

WordPress and automated MySQL backups to a different host

I'm having the following setup. A development computer in my local network and a production server with a real internet domain. Developing the PHP/CSS files on my dev computer for my theme is handled ...
2
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1answer
145 views

WordPress Admin Interface not styled properly

The laptop I was working on recently crashed. But, I managed to get everything on it backed up, including my recent WordPress project off of my local server (I use MAMP). I uploaded my SQL database ...
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2answers
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Multisite Backup Plugin [closed]

Hi Is it possible to backup each blog separately from a multisite installation? Can I do it with: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/ ?
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Is It Possible to Restore Accidentally Deleted Widgets?

I accidentally deleted the widgets without dragging it to the inactive widgets section. I have a backup of all the files and the database but i have changed many things on the site other than the ...
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Backup another database with BackUpWordPress plugin

Is there any possibilities to add another database which is connected to other wordpress plugin? My site is using two database: main wordpress db and additional db for plugin data. The Backup includes ...
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2answers
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Is WooCommerce updates for WordPress necessary? [closed]

Hi guys I have 2 notifications for WooCommerce currently! 1) - WooCommerce Data Update – We need to update your store's database to the latest version. 2) - WooCommerce plugin update to version ...
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1answer
999 views

Backup blog posts only

I have a Wordpress site with a lot of pages and blog posts. I want to create a new site but keep all blog posts, just blog posts and no pages. How can I achieve this? When I backup the database from ...
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2answers
2k views

Wordpress on Ubuntu 12.10: permalinks problem

I am running a backup of my website on Ubuntu 12.10 (apache+mysql). I can see properly admin and home page, but permalinks are not working (so urls like this are failing: localhost/page/.../). What ...
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1answer
43 views

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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Is it possible to create a Wordpress backup by simply copying it?

Is it possible to create a Wordpress backup by simply copying all its files somewhere else? Will everything then be the same if I copy them back? (Background: I have a Wordpress site which was hacked,...
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2answers
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What is the correct way to update both WP/plugins/themes without breaking the site?

We seem to get Wordpress core updates/plugin updates/theme updates thick and fast and usually every day. When managing a third party Wordpress, what is the best procedure to stay secure and have a ...
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2answers
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What happens if I overwrite the current wp_options table with a backup from a week ago?

I have a rather silly situation. I tried this query UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = 'a:0:{}' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins'; which disabled all my plugins. I was testing some issues on ...
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2answers
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How to change Parent Themes in Child Theme CSS

I am confused as to how I'm supposed to switch parent themes in my child theme css. Right now my website protovest.com is using responsive theme but I want to change it to a theme called tesseract. ...
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1answer
72 views

How does the WXR file differ from the WPDB?

I'm looking to make it so an administrator can do a complete backup of a WordPress website with the click of a button in the administration pages. In doing so, I figure the code would need to backup /...
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1answer
55 views

Managing Backups: Space Issues [closed]

I recently reached 95% full storage on my GMail. Approximately 60% of this was, in fact, email backups from Wordpress' "WP-DB-Backup" plugin on 10+ sites that I manage. (I get a scheduled daily backup ...
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2answers
752 views

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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2answers
135 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Edit page's “Restore the backup” link does nothing

Every now and then WP logs me out and a pop-up requires me to log back in. After this happens and I am back in, I try to save some changes to a page I'm working on, but there is an error like "Are you ...
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1answer
124 views

How to perform WordPress backups using wp-cli?

I am relatively new to working with WordPress, but I am very comfortable with, and prefer to use the command line. I need to backup WordPress before performing a version upgrade. I came across wp-cli ...
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1answer
100 views

Are there any scripts, classes, and/or functions built-in to WP for a plugin to export/import its saved data from wp_options?

In WordPress, are there any supported 'script plugins', Classes, and/or a WordPress function that will allow a plugin to use to export/import its own data from the database to a txt/json file? A way ...
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2answers
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Restored my site using a backup. Seems to be OK but the posts are empty?

Hope you all can help me. I made a stupid mistake and tried to clean up some of my unused categories and found out later on that it broke my site. How can deleting a category break your site? ...
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2answers
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Backing up Wordpress before an update, what's the easiest way to do this?

I'm about to update my Wordpress blog to the latest version. It was recommended that I backup my posts and database first. It seems like a plugin would be the easiest way for me to do this. What's the ...
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If I backup my wordpress blog, how can I back-up all the external images I've embedded?

As in - some of the images I've uploaded - like the ones at http://astroclimatology.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/interesting-dif-between-surface-temperature-and-p850-temperature/ - use images from a ...
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1answer
627 views

How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another

I have a client that has a single install outside of her network installation. I need to migrate the users with their passwords into the network installation. I've tried backupbuddy but it seems to ...
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6answers
225 views

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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129 views

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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0answers
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Restose content from revisions - sql query

How i can restore all posts to the closest revision to a particular date via sql query?
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0answers
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Store partial database to an archive database time to time

As the community knows me that I'm not a PHP Developer by core, but trying to be one. With the company I'm working, I developed many WordPress powered News Portals, where- They publish at least 30 - ...
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1answer
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how to migrate wpmu from one host to the other?

this issus is different fromm How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another since i am using WPMU, i have backup the database, and then import it to the other host, also i have changed the ...
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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, copy/...
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2answers
39 views

Issues copying site into local machine

I am working on a Wordpress site that is stored on a goDaddy server. I want to migrate a copy (backup) of the site on my local machine so that I could edit the php files without changing with the ...
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1answer
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Losing all my text and entries on ColorWay Theme

I have hosted my website on a ec2. So when the ec2 goes down and I reboot it, I need to change the dns from the old to the new dns (micro instance). Until now I was taking a manual backup of my ...
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1answer
72 views

Where is phpMyAdmin inside WordPress?

Even if I've been coding (mainly Java and Python) for some years, I'm totally new with web apps and PHP. So please forgive me if this is a novice question. I had a WordPress blog with a friend who ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...