This is a post I don't want to write but I must. I have been advocating BackUp Buddy by IThemes as your best backup solution. It isn't. I've tried and tried to use it and it has big problems with its restore capability.
I won't go into all of them but there are many. Some of them are 'known issues' according to the plugin developer. WHAT? This is not a free plugin so – Fix It!! This restore problem is not new – it has been going on since its initial release. They keep promising to fix it and they haven't.
The bottom line is this – do not use this plugin. Stick to WP DB Backup by Austin Matzlo. It is free and in the WordPress Repository. Just put 'wp db backup' (without the quotes) into the search box on the Plugins -> Add New screen in your dashboard. Before you install it make sure Austin's name is in the description you will see when the list of plugins appears.
This plugin only backups up your database so you still have to backup your theme and plugins folder the old fashioned way – by FTP. But, once you get your theme pretty well set you don't have to do that regularly. Schedule the database backup for however often you want. If you post often, once a week should do it.
It's worth the extra work to do the manual backup of your theme and plugins folder. You want the security of KNOWING the data will restore in case you need it. And in case you do need to restore, your host should be able to help (or I can for a fee) unless you host with GoDaddy. If you do – best of luck..
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Cathy Perkins – The WordPress Wizard