Free Plugins For Automatic Backup or backup Scheduling
In this time, when hacking is on its peak and there are many blogs got hacked and deleted daily, you must have latest backup of your WordPress which can be restored immediately after any deletion or corruption of database and file system.
Read “Terms and conditions of use” of any hosting company as they do not take any responsibility of file/database deletion or any type of loss. They advise you to keep your backup up to date.
Congratulation- You are using WordPress and you have full opportunity to keep your backup up to date automatically.
It is the best free way to schedule automatic backups to your free DropBox account. DropBox is an online storage system which provides 5GB free storage. WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin upload your full WordPress ( including database). You can schedule backup daily,weekly etc with it. You can also start backup upload manually using “backup Now” option. We advice you to schedule weekly backup if you have many blogs, hosted on a single hosting account. But if you are running only one or two blogs, you should take backup daily. Old backups are replaced with new backups.
Note- Use a sub folder option for every blog backup.
It is another plugin with which you can schedule backup daily,weekly,monthly etc. You can take backup to your own hosting,to any other hosting via FTP,to DropBox,Amazon S3,Google Storage,Microsoft Azure (Blob),RackSpaceCloud,SugarSync or Email. With this plugin, you can take backup in ZIP or tar archives. Currently this plugin is in beta and taking automatic backup is not fully secure with it because backed up archive ( large size archive) may be corrupted.
Note- If you face DropBox authorization problem, it means you hosting provider is blocking outgoing connections. So contact them to enable outgoing connections for your account.