When I was starting this site I was looking for a reliable solution to backup the site. I have been looking bit around and found this excellent plugin for WordPress:
This plugin is absolutely awesome, with many features, just mentioning few key ones:
- You can create backup job, where you can define what tables and what files will be backed up – thus you can basically backup all site, or selectively just critical data
- You can store backup file to many locations: locally, to remote server or to many popular cloud services (Amazon S3, DropBox …) – so the backup available even when site is completely down.
- You can schedule backups with any periodicity (cron like scheduler) – you can also run it manually
- It works well even in limited hosting environments