At the moment, WP-Filebase does not offer any automatic backup function. Here’s how to create a backup of all file meta data and settings:
- Open phpMyAdmin (if you don’t know where to find it, ask your hosting provider) and navigate to the Database where WordPress is installed.
- Click on the “SQL” Tab and execute the followong SQL query:
SELECT * FROM `wp_options` WHERE `option_name` IN (
Adjust the table prefix if it’s different than the default wp_!
- Select all rows appearing in the results. Then choose “Export” below the table.
- Choose SQL as format and click OK. Depending on your phpMyAdmin settings, a download starts or the SQL is displayed in the browser. In this case, copy all text and save it in a text file.
- Go back to the Database, click on the “Export” tab, choose “Custom” for “Export Method”.
- Select the following tables (note that the table prefix might differ from yours):
- Under “Output” choose “Save output to a file”, click “Go” and save the text file.
The backup file from step 4 includes the settings and templates, the other file all file meta data, categories, ID3 file info and RemoteSync data.
These backup files only includes the meta data, not the actual files! You have to backup your upload path using your FTP client!
- Use phpMyAdmin’s Import function to restore the meta data and settings from both text files.
- Make sure that the upload path in WP-Filebase settings is set correctly and copy all files from the backup (or old site when migrating) to that folder, keeping the directory structure.
- Run a Sync
- Run “Fix File Pages” Tool, to re-build file pages.