Why Having a Secondary Backup Is a Good Idea (And How to Create One)
There’s a common saying that ‘anything worth doing is worth doing twice.’ That’s certainly true when it comes to backing up your WordPress site. Unfortunately, it’s a maintenance task many people tend to overlook.
If something happens to your site, whether accidental or malicious, a backup gives you peace of mind knowing you still have access to your database and files. A second copy, however, provides an extra layer of protection and preparedness that, with today’s threat landscape, you can never have enough of.
In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of having a secondary backup as well as four methods you can use to create one. Let’s get started!
Why having a secondary backup is a good idea
Having one reserve copy of your WordPress site is certainly better than none. However, there’s a chance that your backup might fail, which is why having a second one is a good idea.
There’s a number of reasons you might end up with an incomplete backup. Among them are poor server performance and security.
If you have too many websites sharing resources, it can limit their ability to create and store backups. This is especially true for sites using outdated versions of PHP.
Also, large websites with heavy file loads can cause failures, as the server may cut out before the process is finished. Incomplete and interrupted backups won’t do you much good when you’re trying to restore them.
Unfortunately, no security system or backup method is entirely foolproof. That’s why it’s best to have options. A multifaceted approach to backing your site up gives you the reassurance that, if one method fails, you have another to turn to.
A secondary copy of your site can help when it comes to restoring it as well. Having backups in multiple locations, including off-site and externalThis post was originally published on this site