If you’ve not experienced a corrupted blog or having your blog data wiped out, or even worse, hijacked, consider yourself lucky.
With WordPress evolving fast and furiously since 2.1.x, the number of improvements to the user interface, processing, and bug rectification has made WordPress the preeminent blogging platform in my opinion.
However, with the release of WordPress 2.1 onwards, you may have noticed that the “Backup” function might’ve been missing from the “Manage” tab.
According to Austin Matzko’s blog “The lead developers decided to un-bundle it (the WordPress Database Backup Plugin) from WordPress starting with version 2.1″, which is a pity because the latest version includes the ability to schedule backups using the CRON function.
If you’re an adventurous blogger, constantly experimenting with plugins (and possibly corrupting your blog in the process), or want to provide an easy restoration in the event of “blog malfunction”, be sure to install Austin’s WordPress Database Backup plugin.