How often do you back up your website?

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Hi!
I am finding ways to backup my websites including wordpress and non WordPress sites and just installed Updraft Plus for WP
Just curious how often do you back up your website? daily or in a schedule?
 

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Hi Miken,

Backing up sites for me is determined by the type of site and how often there are changes make to the site. I always try to back up my sites daily that have daily changes, weekly that have less frequent changes. If I have a site that gets a lot of changes daily or other reasons to backup more frequent then I will do multiples per day.

Each site is reviewed and analyzed then a schedule is set up accordingly based on the data and research I have done.

Cheers and have a great weekend.
 
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Depending on how often your content or scripts are updated. Sometimes, for intensive renewable sites, it is necessary to make full backups daily, and additionally backing up some database tables every hour.
 

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I am using backup buddy plugin for my WordPress blog to take frequent backups. Back ups makes you feel safe with our site. If your site have any issues you can restore it later without any issues.
 
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I would never consider using a host that doesn't backup everything daily. It's easy and inexpensive and there's no reason not to, and every reason yes to.
 

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True, but I would still recommend users to make and keep their own backups.

Way too many times, we have tried to help customers when their previous host closed down in the middle of the night and left them with nothing. If you don't have your own backups, your out of luck.
When Arvixe was acquired by EIG and moved to their datacenter, there were lots of customers who's live data was lost, then found the hard way that the backups we'rent being taken as promised either!

Play it say, always have your own backups!
 
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True, but I would still recommend users to make and keep their own backups.
Yes, absolutely--I agree and should have mentioned that.

Way too many times, we have tried to help customers when their previous host closed down in the middle of the night and left them with nothing. If you don't have your own backups, your out of luck
Yes, we are also familiar with this problem of other hosts mysteriously losing all backups just when the live server dies. :(
 
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I usually try to do it every time I update my sites. I do it with the backup option in Cpanel and other options.

Importance of Backup:

Backup and nobackup will result in two things if the data lost.
Backup = Thanks to backup no worries.
No Backup = Total loss of time, money, efforts of many months or years.
 
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UpdraftPlus Backup & Restoration is an amazing plugin. I would say backing up your site on a schedule. Depends on the level of site you manage. If your site is always getting updates, daily is best my friend.
 

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R1Soft - Every 30 minutes. Retention is 1 week. Off-site.
Amazon S3 (cPanel in-built) Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly. 1 year retention. Also off-site.

If you run cPanel - the Amazon S3 backup tool is incredibly useful.
R1Soft is also great. Rental licenses are quite cheap - and you can easily backup to an off-site storage VPS.
 
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The bigger and interactive the website is the more I will recommend you have a daily backup as a minimum, If you can do even hourly do so.
 

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I usually backup my websites twice a week. I do one backup on the weekend and another backup in the middle of the week. There are a couple of websites that I do backups on more frequently and less frequently based on what I am doing or have done to the websites.

I do backups both in my hosting account as well as downloading a copy to my local PC so I always have 2 copies of the backups in case one gets lost, destroyed or something else happens to it.

I learned the hard way that backups are VERY important by losing a couple of my websites and having to rebuild them from scratch.
 

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Make backups as often as you need to and NEVER EVER rely 100% on your provider for backups.
 

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I had to learn the hard way about this!

It sometimes takes a major pain in the behind that you have to deal with in order to learn, that's what it took for me unfortunately. :(
 

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Every 3-8/hrs backups are made depending on site

write my own backup scripts which backup site data + mysql databases + mysql schema only structure and saves backup with email and push notification logs to mobile and tablet devices :)

1. locally
2. another copy gets sent to AWS S3
3. another copy gets sent to between 1-3 remote ftp servers
4. remote server does a pull based backup copy via rsnapshot every 4hrs, daily, weekly, monthly

so between 4-6 backups per backup run :)

Then have web hosts own backups i.e. Linode and DigitalOcean snapshot backups :)
 

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Every 3-8/hrs backups are made depending on site

write my own backup scripts which backup site data + mysql databases + mysql schema only structure and saves backup with email and push notification logs to mobile and tablet devices :)

1. locally
2. another copy gets sent to AWS S3
3. another copy gets sent to between 1-3 remote ftp servers
4. remote server does a pull based backup copy via rsnapshot every 4hrs, daily, weekly, monthly

so between 4-6 backups per backup run :)

Then have web hosts own backups i.e. Linode and DigitalOcean snapshot backups :)
Great advice to backup data from our web hosting and keep them safe.

I am just curious about your backup scripts for these

write my own backup scripts which backup site data + mysql databases + mysql schema only structure and saves backup with email and push notification logs to mobile and tablet devices :)
If possible, I would to have a look on them :D
It can save time for someone here.
 

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We use upodraftplus on all sites as well as out standard R1 Soft. We set updraft to backup weekely to dropbox with a roatation of 2. R1Soft backs up daily.
 
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Once a week for some sites , and daily for other more important 'business' sites
 
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