[wp-hackers] WordPress Backup Sob Stories

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Tue Jul 19 01:13:57 GMT 2005

lots of smaller hosts, free hosts, resellers, etc., don't have automated 
backups.  even some of the more established hosts may make you pay for 
backup space or auto-backups.  In the case that they do backups at some 
point, maybe the top folks do nightlies, some may do weekly, some may do 

don't trust your data is backed up by a third-party, unless you are 
 >explicitly< paying them for nightly backups of your webserver and dbserver 
files...  And even then, catastrophic things happen.  Backups done to a 
secondary server can be botched.  Viruses/trojans can wipe machines.  etc.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Bainbridge" <jbainbridge at gmail.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WordPress Backup Sob Stories

Just out of curiosity where are all these people hosted that don't get
nightly backups by their host anyway? Although redundancy is always a
good thing wouldn't it have to be rare for the host provided backup to

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