Any kind of backup required

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  • #5236

    hirenshah
    Member

    In blogger, we were requred to keep a back up of templates . Are we supposed to take any kind of backup in wordpress. This will seem a little silly but since I am new, I hope you won’t mind and back up is not something one can be careless about.

    #5460

    You are not required to do anything here. Seriously. You do what you want. It’s a good idea to back up your posts, and right now the only way to do so is to save your posts as text files on your computer’s hard drive. But it’s completely up to you. No one is forcing you to do anything.

    #5461

    hirenshah
    Member

    You mean just the original text written in Ms-word as a doc file will do as a back up. That’s all there is to it? Just confirming.

    #5462

    Wel, I wouldn’t save it into an MS product. Go grab one of the vanilla notepad replacements out there instead. That way if you have to replace from your backed-up text you won’t have a total mess when you try to do so….

    #5465

    wank
    Member

    You’re supposed to keep a backup of your Blogger template so you don’t lose any customisations you made to it. You can’t customise wordpress.com templates so that’s a complete non-issue. Keeping text files of your posts as suggested is a good idea whatever system you’re using.

    #5467

    drmike
    Member

    The WP.com templates are actually shared on the servers. We all used the same ones which is one of the reasons why we’re limited on our customizations of our blogs. Backups are done on a regular basis so there’s nothing to worry about.

    Unless of course Matt decides to sell off the backups to engage in his BBQ habits. :)

    -drmike

    #5539

    hirenshah
    Member

    Thanks Victorican, wank and drmike.

    Victorican, I don’t know anything about Vanilla replacement notepad. I would appreciate if you give me the exact link. Thanks.

    #5541

    nosysnoop
    Member

    WHAAAAAT ?? We’re suppose to save our posts? How do we do that? But didn’t WordPress say if we were struck by a catastrofic (sp) event and lost everything, that every blog on WordPress would be back up in just days because it’s all backed up?

    #5545

    Nosysnoop: Calm down. We’re not supposed to save your posts. WordPress.com will backup everything. However, if you do not trust the backup, then you can back up your posts in any way necessary. No one is forcing you to back up anything.

    #5549

    hirenshah: vanilla is simply my way of saying “generic” – sorry….

    Try notepad2 from http://www.flos-freeware.ch – lovely little editor.

    #5553

    hirenshah
    Member

    Thank you, talkingbase and victorican. I presume that if I type in this vanilla notepad, woudd it also solve the problems of formatting that I have mentioned in the post “Editing hassles”. Just confirming.

    #5564

    Good bet that it would, yes, hirenshah. Many times that sort of stuff is “leftovers” from composing/editing in a MS product….

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