Interested in learning how to easily backup database tables? It’s always a good idea to have backups of your WordPress database. And even if you do have backups, it’s not the worst idea to have backups of your backups. If executing manual WordPress backups isn’t really an option for you, then a great way to set up backups of your core database tables is to use a plugin. There are so many different plugins to use that achieve this function, but one of the most popular ones is the WP-DB- Backup Plugin.
The plugin allows you to easily backup your databases all from your own dashboard without having to do much manual labor. The plugin will backup your core databases and it’ll look for other tables within your database to be backed up, but be aware that the more tables you backup, the larger (and slower) your backup file will be, so don’t backup more than you need to. You can choose to have the backups sent to your email, or you can have the backup file sent to your browser to be downloaded to your personal computer. The backups can be scheduled and automated, so you never have to worry about conducting weekly backups or making sure you have a current version of your database or WordPress site on hand.
There are a lot of different ways to execute backups, and you don’t need a plugin to do it, but if you’re not comfortable doing it on your own, this plugin is a great, free option that gives you the freedom to schedule automatic backups and choose where they get sent. Overall, if you’re looking for an easy free way to backup your WordPress site on the reg, this isn’t a bad way to go.