How to Backup Complete WordPress Blog to Dropbox with Files & Database

A good and reliable Backup of self hosted WordPress blog is very important and give Goosebumps to many. Now here is a way you can backup your self hosted WordPress blog on the clouds with a single click with out paying a penny.

What you need to Backup

  1. A self hosted WordPress Blog.
  2. A Dropbox account. Incase you don’t have one signup here and get 2GB free disk space.

How to perform the Complete Backup

  1. Download and install wp Time Machine in your WordPress Blog.
  2. Now open the above plugin page and provide your Dropbox account email and password along with the name of the directory where you want the backup.
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  3. Wait for the backup process to finish. It will take time according to your backup size.wp b time machine
  4. Open your Dropbox account to find the folder where you wanted your backup.wp c time machine
  5. The folder will have five files that are
    • A compress file containing all your WordPress files and media.
    • Your Database SQL backup file.
    • Your htaccess file.
    • Instruction file as to how to restore all the data.
    • One click shell script for automated backup.

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The best thing about this backup is that you don’t have to worry about it at all as Dropbox is any time reliable than you local disk and other backup service and is completely free to use. Though I have said SugarSync is better but at the moment there is no WordPress backup solution available on it.

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About the Author

Ashish Mundhra from Siliguri (India) loves exploring the gamut of new developments in the technology field. Once versed with the knowledge, he loves sharing his experiences and experiments with the world.

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  1. shyam jos says:

    back up is really important,
    am using cpanel to back up my blog every end of the month

  2. This is a nice hack but I wanted to confirm whether it does automated backup or do we need to backup everytime?

  3. David says:

    Thank u for sharing this. It helps me. but

    Is there a solution to backup wordpress blog to cloud without waiting on our browser ?
    When a blog become large, it really takes time.

  4. Whats the problem in waiting.. Its not eating your bandwidth… so just open a new tab and forget about it.

  5. Vuong says:

    This method has to do by manual. You need a small tip to let it backup your files and database automatically by configurate Control Panel.

  6. Bill says:

    I need a solution like this, so thanks for the post and I will get back to you after I have my backup on the cloud! :)

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