WordPress (Old Notes)¶
I had no good plan for backing up and restoring WordPress files. Try one of the following:
Find your FTP login details and log into your server.
Identify the folder containing your WordPress site e.g.
Depending on your site, you could download the whole of the site
folder or just the
wp-content folder and the
lftp to mirror the folder to your cloud server.
You may need to install lftp`:
apt install lftp
The mirror_remote_directory_to_local_directory script works very
well (copy in the
misc folder for our customer).
Remember to update your user name, password, host name and folder.
If you prefer not to use
wget should work:
wget -r -l 0 --ftp-user="email@example.com" --ftp-password=abcdefgh ftp://72.720.72.72/public_html/*
My user name was an email address. Using the separate parameters allows us to enclose this in double quotes.
If you ask cPanel to create a Backup in the root folder, download it:
wget ftp://72.720.72.72/backup-10.25.2021_09-04-06_abcdef.tar.gz --firstname.lastname@example.org --ftp-password=abcdefgh