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WordPress 2.7 Complete by Hasin Hayder, April Hodge Silver

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The importance of backing up

You never know when there could be a glitch in your server, or a lightning strike, so it's a good idea to take regular backups of your site. There are a couple of approaches, which I outline in the following sections.

Easy, quick, frequent content backups

The most important part of your site, and also the part that you will never be able to re-create, is the content contained in the database. You should back up your database pretty regularly; although, exactly how often will depend on the number of times you change your content. Here is a rough estimation of how frequently you need to make a backup:

  • 20 or more blog posts a week — back up twice a week
  • 2 to 5 blog posts a week — back up once a week
  • 3 to 4 blog posts a month ...

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