[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #7899: WXR file as backup for upgrade process

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Thu Oct 16 15:30:00 GMT 2008

#7899: WXR file as backup for upgrade process
 Reporter:  RanYanivHartstein  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect             |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  2.7      
Component:  Administration     |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal             |    Keywords:           
 In WordPress 2.7, before performing an upgrade, users are urged to backup
 their stuff. This is great.

 Immediately after recommending a backup, users are offered to do a
 "Backup" of their blog using the WXR format. This is not great.

 The WXR format is far from a comprehensive backup - and using it is no
 substitute for backing up the database and entire WordPress directory.

 Putting the backup button right there in the upgrade screen will make 99%
 percent of the users think that they actually have a full backup of their
 blog - and thus never actually do a real backup.

 I recommend the current backup button either be replaced with a proper
 backup function, be properly disclaimed to make sure users are aware that
 they are not backing up substantial portions of their blog, or simply be
 removed entirely.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7899>
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