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Is there a efficient way to backup multiple websites, databases for those websites for Wordpress sites at once, in an efficient method?

I have about 40 small websites that I would like backed up and stored on another server or my hard drive.

Can someone please advise me on this.

asked 02 Jul '14, 04:11

gnatale
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We have instructions for backing up MySQL databases automatically here: Backing Up a Database Automatically

So, for each of your databases, create a config file and cron job as shown as shown in our documentation. That will back up all of your databases to ~/db_backups in your home directory.

Then, simply copy ~/db_backups and ~/webapps to your remote server or local machine using whatever means you prefer (rsync, SFTP, or whatever).

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answered 02 Jul '14, 18:27

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Ok, are you able to explain it to me in a more beginner method... 101 style, I have little technical knowledge in this area? Maybe a step,by step process?

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answered 06 Jul '14, 08:19

gnatale
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The following link has a pretty good step by step process outlined on how to backup your websites and databases on WebFaction.

http://www.web-development-blog.com/archives/create-custom-website-backups-using-cron/

(06 Jul '14, 11:28) aaront ♦♦
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