How Do I Test WordPress backups?

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So are a lot of tool to do the backup ... but no one mention how to TEST the backup by restore the same.

Any guidance or advise is appreciated.

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How to test the backup by restore the WP site ?

I have a outdated WP site and what to upgrade. I use your backup and generate a tar.zip file and download to my PC.

I want to make a test to restore the site from the backup. May I know how ?

If restore is OK then I will update the WP site. Thanks


Remark: The tar.gz has both wp-content directory and softsql.sql.

               Is that possible for me to restore the same to my home PC, a Linux ? My experience with another WP site I just

               download the content + import the SQL + change option then I can see the whole site again ... 

               I just want to have a way to confirm the backup is ok. Thx 

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Arnel C
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Hello Tafnc.org,


Thanks for the question about testing the WP backup.  First, it depends on what kind of backup you have done.  And second, there is typically no need to test every single backup that you make. Finally, it can also depend on the software/application you're using to make that backup.  Many backup solutions have a quick way to restore. The main problem will be, how do you look at your restored site using a different domain name? 


My recommendation is that you use a tool like BoldGrid Backup, make a backup, then restore the backup to see how the tool works and what it is backing up. The example plugin that I'm suggesting is free, allows you to make a full backup, and restore the site to any location you want.  Keep in mind that the domain name for the WordPress site is saved in your database entries.  So, you may need to change the URL in order to review the restored website. Please use the links for more information on how to use and obtain the plugin.


I hope that helps to answer your question! If you require further assistance please let us know!

Regards,
Arnel C.

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Let say the running folder is public_html. According to your email I am going to create a folder let say public_jacob then click the restore then it will go to public_jacob folder ???

You'd create a subfolder within the public_html directory.

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jacob siu
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Hello jacob.siu,

Thank you for contacting us about testing a backup restoration. A good option is to install WordPress in another folder such as /test. Then you can perform the restoration to see if it works. You can then delete the installation when you are finished.

Another option is to create a Cloud WordPress site with BoldGrid and perform the restoration there.

Thank you,

John-Paul

Let say the running folder is public_html. According to your email I am going to create a folder let say public_jacob then click the restore then it will go to public_jacob folder ???

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John-Paul B
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Hello jacob.siu,

Thank you for contacting us about testing a backup restoration. A good option is to install WordPress in another folder such as /test. Then you can perform the restoration to see if it works. You can then delete the installation when you are finished.

Another option is to create a Cloud WordPress site with BoldGrid and perform the restoration there.

Thank you,

John-Paul