Sunday, May 1, 2011

Data Backup Day: Self Hosted Blogs

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The first of each month is data backup day at GeneaBloggers.  If you have a self-hosted blog, are you backing it up?  I recently learned, thanks to Katy Widrick, that just using the wp-dbmanager plug-in is not enough.  This plug-in does not back-up your files, posts or photos.

In order to backup your hard work, make sure you download the backup file from your hosts cPanel.  This file is HUGE and takes quite a while to download to your system, but it is well worth the time for your peace of mind.  Downloading this monthly and also saving it to an external hard drive or online backup site (such as dropbox), will keep your files safe in case of any problems with your server.


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