One Of The Most Important Functions You Can Add To Your Blog

blog-backupI have mentioned this function time and time again…and still people are taking a chance.

Small business owners / blog owners always think it won’t happen to them…only to someone else.

I assume, as you are reading this you:

  • Are a blogger / small business owner
  • Take your blogging seriously
  • Are passionate about your blog
  • Would be very angry if your blog was hacked or corrupt
  • Would be even angrier if you could not restore your blog after being hacked or corrupted

If the above is true then you need to make sure you add this function to your blog:


Read my review of the different backup processes you can have in place in this blog post here:

How To Back Up Your Blog

The facility I use, Backup Buddy is offering 30% off (until this Friday – March 11). Just use this coupon code: BBBIRTHDAY


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22 Responses to One Of The Most Important Functions You Can Add To Your Blog

  1. Ben March 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Backup Buddy looks pretty cool, but it does backup to your own server..

    • Andrew March 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm #


      You can automatically back up the files to your own server but I wouldn’t.

      The best way to use Backup Buddy is to automatically back up the files and send them to a different server…in case the server your blog is hosted on gets corrupt.


  2. TrafficColeman March 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    This is great Andrew..I been using it every since we talked about through our interview..Its worthy it people.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

    • Andrew March 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

      Great – glad you got it and use it.


  3. Gail Gardner March 10, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    What an important topic to write about – I’ll be sure to share this far and wide. Backups are yet another reason why I had a professional like you (before I knew you) install my blog. It is set up to automatically email updates to him every day.

    That backup is in addition to the backups done by the hosting companies.

    No matter who your hosting company is hard drives fail on a regular basis and blogs get hacked. An excellent backup process is essential to prevent data loss. Imagine losing all your work!

    If you do not have experience setting up backup processes and have never actually restored from a backup if your blog is important to you I highly recommend you have someone who knows what they’re doing handle that process for you. I know Andrew offers that service and I trust him.

    • Andrew March 12, 2011 at 6:54 am #


      Thank you for your support and those kind words about my service.

      You are right…it is an important subject…I just wish more people would take action on it.


  4. John March 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    I learned the lesson of backing up your blog the hard way.
    I didn’t have it backed up and I deleted some files by mistake and lost my whole install. I had to pay my hosting service to get my site restored.

    I learned that day.

    Good post

    • Andrew March 12, 2011 at 6:52 am #


      I do think it takes an experience like yours before most will take action. I am trying to get people to take action before such a situation.

      Thanks for sharing your own experience – it can be hard to admit a mistake.


  5. Henry Gates March 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi Andrew!
    I believe backing up entire blog is very important.Thanks for sharing the coupon code,it will really benefit

    • Andrew March 11, 2011 at 8:52 am #

      You are welcome henry. I hope you take advantage of it.


  6. Ron Logan March 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder, it’d been a few weeks since I last backed up 😛

    • Andrew March 11, 2011 at 8:53 am #


      Perhaps you should take the automatic route!

      Then it wouldn’t matter if you forgot.


  7. Bjorn March 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I havev trie the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin for backups, but I think the amazoon that hosts the backups have one of the least userfriendly services I have ever tryed. THe plugin will not work until amazoon hav a valid payment method, and I have big problems registering my master card. If the only had paypal, it would probably have been easyer..

    • Andrew March 12, 2011 at 6:55 am #


      I’ve not used the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin but it sounds like when working with Amazon…it can be troublesome.


  8. Dennis Edell March 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I think backup buddy was one I was looking at before, I don’t recall it being that pricey though.

    • Andrew March 13, 2011 at 7:18 am #


      Can you put a price on losing all your data and having to start again?


  9. Bryan March 13, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Hey Andrew,

    Backups are so important. I do weekly backups for my website to make sure that if at all anything goes wrong, i won’t lose all my hard work.

    • Andrew March 14, 2011 at 11:30 am #


      I do daily as I normally make some changes to my blog each day.

      Great to know you take it seriously.


  10. Kimi March 13, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    I absolutely agree with you, backing up our blogs is a must do.

    Have never tried the backup body though i have heard it often, thanks.

    • Andrew March 14, 2011 at 11:29 am #


      What do you currently use?


      • Kimi March 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm #


        wp-db-backup plugin and backup from my host.

        I use those two..

  11. nazimwarriach March 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for sharing a discount coupon code for Backup Buddy Service.

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