Re: [wordpress-195] "wp-content" folder back-up?

From: user 1.
Sent on: Friday, February 1, 2013 3:41 PM
Re: [wordpress-195] "wp-content" folder back-up? FYI – I now remember the other “kid” on the block besides Page.ly and WPEngine.com, it’s ZippyKid.com.  As of today I’m actually working with a client that is on them.  They include CDN integration, which would mean, in theory, that all of your images would be stored up on the cloud.  You might ask WPEngine if they are storing the uploads folder in the cloud.  The only issue might be if you lose the local folder the images in the cloud may be expired and deleted but not certain.

Jeff

On 2/1/13 3:35 PM, "rose" <[address removed]> wrote:

Yes, I will definitely check again w/ WP Engine, and let everyone here know.

It'd be interesting to know which other web hosting companies really do not keep full backups of
their users' WP sites.

 
 
 
 


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Zach Berke <[address removed]>
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 Subject: Re: [wordpress-195] "wp-content" folder back-up?
 

 
Well, based on my brief investigation I think he's not entirely correct. He has said:

We do not however, make copies of the wp-content folder so...

When in fact they do backup wp-content... but maybe not wp-content/uploads/ -- which is a BFD (esp. for someone like yourself -- presumably all your images are in there). But, given that he's wrong in general about wp-content, I think it's worth asking him to double check with someone more senior whether a backup of wp-content/uploads DOES live somewhere else.

-zb

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On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM, rose <[address removed]> wrote:


Liz,

Here is what the tech support guy at WP emailed me:

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At WPEngine we do create backups and restore points daily. We do not
however, make copies of the wp-content folder so you will want to
download a backup weekly or more often depending on how ? often you post.


One thing I can is that we have a very optimized system, we service the
website in a different structure and we stand out from many other hosts. So long as you're okay with a manually backing up your wp-content
folder to your local computer, you'll always have a backup.

===

I am stunned.

Rose





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> Rose, could they mean they don't JUST back up THAT folder?
>
> I'm on Host Gator and while I can add the service where they back up the
> Home Directory and DB for me, I do it myself. Simple as can be.
>
> Your Home Directory includes everything, including the Public Html folder,
> which includes all your wp folders.
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> Liz Manning
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> On 2/1/13 2:44 PM, "rose" <[address removed]> wrote:
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>>
>>
>> So I'm in the process of extricating myself from Dreamhost. Yesterday,
>> based upon other users' feedback I chose WP Engine as my hosting site.
>> Today in an email exchange w/ the WPengine tech staff, they mentioned
>> that they do backups but not of
>> the /wp-content folder.
>>
>> I am shocked. Is it standard procedure for Web hosting companies not to
>> backup
>> the /wp-content folders? Since my site is an Art/Design site, I have a
>> LOT of image in that folder.
>>
>> BTW: Of course, I am planning to do local backups of my site. I am just
>> expected the hosting company to be
>> backing up my entire site too!
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>> thanks,
>> Rose
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