Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Lorelle, backing up the databases is one thing. Anybody whose host does not
mirror the home directory overnight is not worth doing business with. The
exception is when the user has a very high speed connection or can set up a
cron job to fetch back-ups at nighttime (if the connection speed is low).
I started this whole thing, along with writing the original guides for
people. This was done due to a very high level of questions in the
forums - it wasn't done for fun :) And answering those questions time
after time gets really tedious.
This thing is user-led, and we cater for all users.
Remember as well that people may want to move hosts, create a dupe blog
for testing, move their blog inside their machine. There are other
reasons apart from a crash that people may want a backup to work with.
This is not a bad thing.
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