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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Managing Backups: Space Issues

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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Backing up an old version of WP before upgrading

I just took over a site running 3.3.1 and I'd like to back up the site and move it to local host so I can test the upgrade process locally to make sure nothing breaks. I've looked at BackWPup but it ...
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How to restore all items from trash

I have accidentally deleted a WP user. By deleting it, WP removed all the media files, pages etc. I could retrieve pages and posts from trash. But I could not restore media items. Is there a way to ...
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wordpress database restore - broken link

I've tried to play with db backup and restore but I am dealing with difficulties. This what I've done: I backed up database using cPanel option and got 8MB large SQL file. Afterwards I installed new ...
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restore a db after bad backup

i haven't got any experience in wordpress so please sorry me if answers seems too trivial. one upon a time i had a blog. then the hosting service expired and i get a backup in a hurry way: the bad ...
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Wordpress backup(on another server)leading to old server addy and WP

So long story short, someone told me about BACKUPBUDDY and how good it is, etc, and it is...now long story short, one of my clients, wants to move their site from FATCOW to HOSTGATOR. I went in, ...
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BackupBuddy, for backups, backups in general etc, any good?

So long story short, i was told by a new job that they want me to migrate 2 WP sites to other hosting id assume. now, im a so-so WP noob....i googled around so that when i go into work, i atLEAST ...
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Back up uploads folder outside of wp-content?

I've changed the default uploads location to mysite/media instead of wp-content/uploads because the url looks better. That said, backup programs like WP Clone seem only to backup media when it's in ...
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How to setup a wordpress backup in localhost?

I have a database backup and entire site folder backup of a wordpress site. I want to setup it in my localhost. These are the steps I followed. Create a database Import the database_backup.sql ...
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How to completely save my wordpress data?

I am changing domain and I was wondering if using the export tool on my wordpress admin panel was enough to save all of my wordpress data? What I want to do is intall a new version of wordpress on my ...
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For a complete backup, is it enough to copy htdocs and export database?

I copied the htdocs via FTP from the server which hosts my wordpress blog. Moreover, I used phpMyAdmin to export the MySQL database. When I move to a new server, can I just create a database, run the ...
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1answer
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How to backup and restore configurations

I am in the process of transferring my WordPress blog to a new host. I've copied the blog files, used XML import/export to copy the contents, and the blog is now up and running. The missing piece is ...
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Loosing 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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Requirements for hosting a single WordPress Blog (upgrades / backups)

I would like to start a single WordPress Blog. As I already have some experience with one provider and as it is really cheap, I would like to use the same service for my planned blog. They offer: 1 ...
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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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Can wp-config be on another place and shows the fake path of itself?

My website hasn't any problems yet, but after editing wp-config file using a file manager plugin, it doesn't even shown and displays the below error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ...