You are working so hard on your blogs and are gaining popularity every day so not taking backups would lead to a major setback and you definitely don’t want that. You must have proper knowledge about how to take back up as it acts like an insurance policy for your blogging site.
You have all your important assets insured so why the blogs on the WordPress site should be left behind. There are plenty of tools to help you regarding taking backups, some are free and some are paid service. You can take their help whichever you feel like but the most important thing is not to forget about saving your precious work in WordPress.
Here pointing out the 5 common mistakes committed while taking backup in WordPress –
Whole page important and not just content
Many think that taking backup of their content is their sole responsibility and once that is done then they are safe. But this is far from the truth; you will have to take backup of your page, theme modification and WordPress plugins which took you hours to customize. If you ignore them while taking back up then all will be lost and you will have to do it all over again.
Testing backups is necessary
When you are taking backups then make sure that it meets all your requirement in case of any website emergency. If you are making all the efforts to take the backup but if it is not meeting your needs then there is no use of having a backup system. So it is always good to have it tested every now and then to ensure that the backup software is working properly.
We all agree that we have short memory compared to that off a computer therefore once you ask your computer to perform a task at regular interval it will continue to do that without fail but are you confident about yourself? You will definitely forget and end up losing some of your valuable content so it is better to leave it on computer when they can do the job better than us. So automated backups are far better than manual backups on any given day.
Frequency of backup
Depending on how frequently your WordPress sites changes, you have to adjust your backup schedule else all will be lost in a blink of your eye. If your posts land up on 404 page then your credibility might get hampered in the mind of potential visitors about the reliability of your website. If you have a large site then you can split up your backup based on the frequency of the updates. The key to this is understanding your site and adopting a backup schedule accordingly.
Storing your backups
When you are taking backups it contains all your personal data like Userid and password and also the administrative users’ name therefore if this land up in wrong hands then you can imagine what a mess that will be. So, it is better that you have all your backup stored on a Dropbox, Amazon S3 or Google Drive Account which will be accessed by you only.
This was all about taking care when you are taking backup of your blog. Share your views with us and let us know if there are more things which we must take care.