How often do you backup

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  1. Fuzzer Qdoos Contributor

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    Backing up the database on my sites today and was wondering how often places like DP backup i would imagine with 1000's of posts every couple of mins it would need to be backed up every couple of hours ! just think if they had a crash !

    So how often do you back up and do you think that you do it enough ?
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    I do a backup for my wordpress blog every week so if I got a crash or something I can get back my website.. But websites such as DP, TG, MMG... I guess they do it daily!
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    every 2 weeks or so..not enough in my opinion!
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    I didn't do that a single time. Is it profitable? I don't think that the hosts will fly away with all our databases and files.
    Asad,
  5. Fuzzer Qdoos Contributor

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    lol no its not profitable but it could save you lots of time and money, if your host crashed (it happens ) if your host failed to excist anymore, if you get hacked, or if you or you host does something accidentally which loses everything

    All i mentioned happens to people every day and has even happened to me a couple of times.
  6. Asad Qdoos Contributor

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    OMG!!! is it true!!! So, I am now on the way to back up everything!!!
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  7. hitman Qdoos Contributor

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    yup, i used to own a flash game site, it got hacked without a backup

    learnt my lesson from that
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    I backup weekly.. notenough for a site like mine, but I always forget lol
    BuxP,
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    every week for secure, and sometimes when i feel something is wrong on a site (script errors, hackers, down response from server) 2 or 3 times a week (if my feeling is right and the site finally crashes before i fixed the reason at least i have the newer backup available (specially on forums and blogs).


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    weekly, but my host does it daily also, so I always have that as well.
    SO IMPORTANT to do backups.
  11. hitman Qdoos Contributor

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    why do you backup if your host does?incase your hosts go down and out of contact?
  12. Asad Qdoos Contributor

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    Yeah! Thats what he means! Actually most of the hosts backup all the files and compress them into a .zip file. Then, they store that file in a folder "_Backup", which is created when activating the auto-backup.

    So, this is really great. All the files and the databases are zipped in only file at the scheduled time daily. We can just connect to the server via FTP and download that file whenever we need it.
    Asad,
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