iThemes Security Database Backups

One of the best ways to protect yourself from an attack is to have access to a database backup of your site. If something goes wrong, you can get your site back by restoring the database from a backup and replacing the files with fresh ones. You can schedule automated backups and download or delete previous backups.

  1. Backup Full Database

    Checking this box will have the backup script backup all tables in your database, even if they are not part of this WordPress site.

  2. Backup Method

    Select what we should do with your backup file. You can have it emailed to you, saved locally or both.

  3. Backup Location

    The path on your machine where backup files should be stored. This path must be writable by your website. For added security, it is recommended you do not include it in your website root folder.

  4. Backups to Retain

    The number of backups that should be kept on disk. This only applies to backups saved to disk. Set to "0" to disable.

  5. Compress Backup Files

    You may need to turn this off if you are having problems with backups.

  6. Exclude Tables

    Some plugins can create log files in your database. While these logs might be handy for some functions, they can also take up a lot of space and, in some cases, even make backing up your database almost impossible. Select log tables above to exclude their data from the backup. Note: The table itself will be backed up, but not the data in the table.

  7. Schedule Database Backups

    Here is where you enable scheduled backups. After it's enabled you will have the option listed below.

  8. Backup Interval

    The number of days between database backups.

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