WordPress Database Backup Plugin


One thing that has been bugging me since moving my blog to GoDaddy for hosting, is the PITA that MySQL backups have become. Back when I was on the Learning Commons' webserver, I could just create a crontask to dump the MySQL tables every morning. No SSH or shell access to my GoDaddy account means using a web interface to backup, which is less than automatable.

WordPress to the rescue! There's a WordPress Database Backup Plugin that can easily download or email database backups to you, and when tied with WP-Cron (a cron-like plugin for automating stuff), it's fully automatable! I now have daily database backups gzipped and emailed to my GMail account for safe keeping.

I heart WordPress...

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