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Backup WP site when backupbuddy and all plugins seems to fail

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by MAC-11, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. MAC-11

    MAC-11 Junior Member

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    Hey, i have been trying to backup my entire wordpress site, down to every link, plugin, post and comment.

    I get errors with backup buddy i cant get it to finish for the life of me. Getting a stat failed error everytime or just doesnt finish.
    When i run backuppup, backupwordpress and xcloner they dont seem to work right and actually save EVERYTHING.

    I was wondering if theres another way to clone the entire website without using a plugin?

    Can I just go into my Database with Filezilla and copy/paste the entire folder? And then if i wanted to restore it just re-upload everything to?

    Does that work or do I "have" to use one of the backup plugins available?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Bruut

    Bruut Regular Member

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    Export database with phpmyadmin and copy all files to hdd with filezilla.
     
  3. MAC-11

    MAC-11 Junior Member

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    If i wanted to clone my website on another domain....would it be as simple as just re-uploading everything, and them boom, wordpress will be installed, theme will be ready, plugins setup and everything working?
     
  4. Bruut

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    There is "SQL database" and the normal files with index.php etc.. you need both.
     
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    Anybody have a step by step they recommend?

    Or should i be ok for a migration if i follow these:

    http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/5648/backing-up-and-restoring-mysql-or-mssql-databases

    http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/96/uploading-files-to-your-website-ftp

    http://support.godaddy.com/help/art...-hosting-account-with-filezilla-ftp?locale=en

    Im looking to have the site exactly as it is right now with the plugins, theme etc. If i download the SQL and them backup the files, i should be good?
     
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    Am i on the right track with those steps in the urls?

    Copy the files from webhost database, then when i want to restore or migrate, just paste them all?
     
  7. ironmarine

    ironmarine Newbie

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    Its not as simple as copy the contents and the database and get them into a new hosting environment.

    The files related to your site are good. However, the database would need to be imported and cleansed for appropriate URL. There are hosting providers like hostgator who do this for free if you are their fisrt time customer.
     
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    xcybrx Newbie

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    I've never had a problem with backupbuddy before, just make sure you have a complete backup and that it's not corrupted.