Running backups on Infinite WP

The backups on Infinite WP are really easy. You can select backup now from the site menu on the left of the page, give the backup a name, and press the backup button. For many sites you may not want to backup all your websites files because many of them don’t change very often. For example the wp-includes and wp-admin folders can easily be downloaded.

wp-admin, wp-includes

Keep in mind that you may have more than one website folder on your webserver and you should also ignore a secondary website and do that backup separately.

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We usually only keep 3 backups on file because most web hosting companies do a daily backup of all their sites that we can retrieve in an emergency. We run our backups before and after we update our WordPress core and plugins so usually our backups are like this.

  • PostUpdate – older
  • PreUpdate – before the most recent update
  • PostUpdate – After the the most recent update

Set the # of Backups to 4 when you run the backup and it will delete older backups from the folder automatically. Unfortuneately InfiniteWP does not seem to remember what number you set this to so you will have to change it every time you run an update.

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