Quick WP BackUp Script
I’ve been doing a lot of wordpress development on *nix based machines over the last couple weeks and I’ve been needing to quickly archive and backup my work everyday. I wrote this little bash script that quickly does the backup of the
wp-content directory and uses the WPCLI command to export the database.
I’ve named the file as
bkup.sh and placed it in the WordPress root directory where I can easily run it on demand
sh bkup.sh . After the script runs the archive should be located in the WordPress root directory as
site_wpcontent_bkup_12_30_2017.zip file. Obviously there’s more options one could add such as to moving the archive to a cloud backup storage or set it up as a cron job but for now it works well me – it’s a quick and dirty but it works with no plugins!
#!/bin/bash #get the current date NOW=$(date +"%m_%d_%Y") #set archive backup name and append the date SITEBKUPNAME="site_wpcontent_bkup_$NOW.zip" #export database wp db export #zip up the wp-content dir zip -r $SITEBKUPNAME wp-content/ #add the exported file to the zip archive zip -g $SITEBKUPNAME *.sql #remove the sql file after it is added to archiive rm *.sql # ??could copy file to third party cloud storage . . .