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

From: user 8.
Sent on: Friday, February 1, 2013 3:34 PM
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.


From: Zach Berke <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, February 1,[masked]:16 PM
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:

===

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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> From: Liz Manning <[address removed]>
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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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