Monday, December 28, 2009...7:40 pm
The importance of scheduled backups
It’s a timely reminder that online is not permanent. In fact, online content is particularly vulnerable to simply vanishing into the ether if you fail to pay your ISP, or there’s some technical snafu.
Luckily there are plenty of handy tools to use to back up your WordPress blog. I use the WordPress Database Backup plug-in, which emails a backup file to me every day. There’s also extensive documentation on the WordPress site about backups which is well worth reading…
[UPDATE: Paul Bradshaw notes that he had to turn off the OJB’s auto backup plugin – and others – after a software problem. Just goes to show that WordPress’s seemingly seamless implementation can hide problems.]Tweet