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In today's modern world of technology, it's not uncommon for just about everyone to have their own personal presence on the web. Maybe it's an eCommerce website where they sell handmade goods, advertise their small local business, or run a major company... Perhaps it's just a small personal blog that they keep their family updated with on a regular basis. No matter the case, that personal site is important to you, and backing it up should be as well.
Backing Up Your Blog/Website with Mozy
You may be wondering how Mozy can help with that, since Mozy only backs up files that are saved to your machine and not directly from the web. Well, that's true-you can't back up your website or blog directly with Mozy, but you can totally back it up indirectly.
Step 1: Export Your Blog/Website Backup
The first thing you'll want to do is export a copy of your blog/website or your blog/website's backup to your computer. This involves taking a copy of your blog/website as it currently exists and saving it to a physical location on your harddrive.
Note: Most blog or website hosts have an easy to use default option to export a copy of your blog/website from your settings, but if you're unsure how to do it reach out to your hosting or web provider for assistance.
Step 2: Select the Exported File to Backup
Once you have the blog/website exported and saved to a physical location on your machine, you can select that file to backup through Mozy just like you would any other file.
Once your file is selected fully from it's stored location, it should back up as normal and be part of your regular backup process. Just make sure it stays on the machine and selected, and it should continue backing up.
Step 4: Repeat
You may want to repeat this process (Steps 1-3 above) every few weeks to make sure you get a fully up-to-date export of your blog/website every so often as each export will only have data for the blog/website as it is at that time. Since you have to manually export the file(s), it wont automatically update when you make changes to your blog/website.
If You Ever Have to Restore
Should the time come that you should need to restore your blog/website from Mozy, you'll be able to restore the exported copy you backed up from Mozy, and go through a similar process with your web host/provider to import that restored copy back into your website/blog's back end.
Personally, when it comes to my own personal website, I have a backup solution provided by my hosting provider and another one I've installed separately that runs and keeps a secure backup of my site at all times. However, I also combine these with the process I've outlined above so that I have my website securely protected in three separate locations. I truly like to follow the idea that "if you like it, you should back it up twice"... Or thrice, in my case. It gives me a strong piece of mind.
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