My site backup policy
Hi, I've been using Wordpress to build/manage my site for about 10 years and recently migrated to InMOtion. The site is largely a family travelogue, no blogs, and mostly static except when posting heavily (for me) about 4 trips per year. The site has no value to anyone except me and a few family and friends - but I love it and don't minding spending some money on a hobby that provides much of my time with great satisfaction.
The site and email migration is nearly complete with significant help from InMotion to overcome my lack of experience.
I have taken an initial backup (about 6 GB), copied it to my laptop, and am migrating it to Time Machine and an off site hard drive. This was made possible by some EXCELLENT writing by Ronnie H. Thank you, it is clear, concise, and easy to read and use.
I'm trying to establish a backup policy - when, how often, where - for my use.
1. I wish to backup my email and 1 wordpress site. Since my site seldom changes, should I continue to take FULL BACKUPS after each trip? Should I backup the wordpress material separately with, for example, UPDRAFTPLUS (?) or is the full backup sufficient.
2. Can I restore individual files (or potentially mailboxes) from the files collected by Backup Manager? I don't mind if it is more difficult, I seldom restore from backups since Wordpress maintains extensive internal backups that are easy to use.
If necessary, I don't mind having to pay for restore assistance - it happens only very seldom.