Backup Your WordPress Database with WP-CLI

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In this article you will learn how to backup your WordPress database using the wp-cli tool. Knowing how to backup your database is a critical skill to have when running a WordPress site. All your posts, pages, and more live in your database; keeping backups is critical.

You should always take a backup before any major changes to your site, just in case. It’s much quicker to take a backup now and do a restore if you need to, than to find a useful backup when you need it. Continue reading “Backup Your WordPress Database with WP-CLI”

How To Restore WordPress Optimized Template Backups

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WordPress Optimized Template sites installed via the Sites tab in Manage automatically are backed up each day, with the server retaining the 10 most recent backups. You can easily restore any site from an available backup in the Sites dashboard in Manage. Continue reading “How To Restore WordPress Optimized Template Backups”

Proactive Server Maintenance Checklist, Prior to Reboot

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Take a Backup, or Be Sure Backups are Running

We have tutorials on How to Create a Storm Server Backup, and How to Restore a Storm Server Backup.

Check Running Processes

Liquid Web’s Heroic Support team closely monitors the load on your servers with Sonar® proactive monitoring and service restoration. That said, it’s always wise to glance at what processes are running on your server to assure your services are running as expected. Check-out our tutorial on Monitoring Server Processes with Top for Linux.

Verify Services Will Start at Boot

Be sure to verify that all of your necessary services are configured to start when the server boots up. For CentOS users, you can follow this tutorial: chkconfig Command Examples for Red Hat and CentOS.

Save, Save, and Save Some More

Always check whether or not there are any unsaved changes to configuration files, etc. prior to a reboot. Save early and safe often!
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How to Create a Backup of a Liquid Web Storm Server

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While it is always important to create a backup of your server’s data, some backup solutions can be costly and unwieldy. Creating a backup of a Storm server is neither of those things. Instead, it’s cost-efficient and easy!
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Using rsync to Transfer and Synchronize Local and Remote Systems

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Rsync is a powerful tool that facilitates the transfer and synchronization of data between both local and remote systems.

File Synchronization 101: The Basics
I. Using rsync to Transfer and Synchronize Local and Remote Systems
II. How to Setup SSH Keys for Use with File Synchronization

 

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Creating a Backup for a Site in cPanel

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Individual accounts within cPanel have the ability to create backups for their site via the cPanel interface. The backup that is created via this method will backup the user’s home directory, any sql databases owned by the user, and any cPanel configuration settings for that user.

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