I started this blog about a month ago. I feel like I am still in the starting phase, not happy yet with the way it looks, not enough content, but I do feel strongly about the need to back up the blog before I get too attached to it. Losing it now would be a pain, losing it when I am actually ‘live’ and actively making money would be more than a pain. As a computer science engineer I know the importance of backing up. So my sole goal today was getting my blog backed up.
It took longer than it should have. First I read about the best wordpress backup plugins and the pros and cons of each. I do not want to spend money yet, so I was looking for a free solution. I decided that UpdraftPlus was the best solution for now. It is free for the basic version, later you can ask more features by paying. Next I needed a place to back up to. I know google drive and dropbox were two of the options. I didn’t really want to mix my blog backup with my normal google account, and found out that ourcarpediem at gmail already was taking. The best solution was claiming OurCarpeDiem0@gmail.com. Good enough for my purposes.
While I was at it, I made a dropbox account for this also, although now I am wondering why I even bothered since google drive should be sufficient. While I was waking up my old dropbox, I found old family pictures which distracted me from my backup goal, but was able to get back on track 🙂
Installed the plugin, and set the options to backup to google drive
BINGO! My very first site backup was done! Feeling a lot better now and will figure out the settings to do maybe a daily backup. I feel much safer now and can work on more content and a better organization.