It is very important to back up your WordPress (or other platform) site and files. It solves these two issues:
1. Back-up your DB MYSQL of your site
2. It can back up the whole site and its files
For these 2 simple (haha) tasks I am using https://wordpress.org/plugins/backupwordpress/ - or also called BackUpWordPress. It works really well and I have no problem using it on multiple sites (not like some paid back up plugins) ;-) Cheers, mitko
I am always keeping my WP database! I optimize it and sometimes repair (once a month) with WP-DBManager -
Here you can watch the video below:
This one is nice: UpdraftPlus Backup - https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/
BUT - if you want to use the Dropbox feature - you must buy premium component which costs $10. See here: https://updraftplus.com/shop/
I like this one - https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/
It is not a free one, but if you really, really want to protect your WP site - it will do the job! It even has a function to scan your site for viruses (I've never seen a back up plugin to had this!). Nice solution!
Here are its features: Back up your entire WordPress installation. Widgets, themes, plugins, files and SQL database - the entire package! Just like your laptop or desktop computer, you should be doing regular backups of your website. With BackupBuddy you can schedule backups and have them sent off-site to Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, an FTP server, or your email. Or download them right to your desktop. The plugin has 4 version and presumably prices: $80, $100, $150 and $197
HOWEVER! THere are some coupons available! :-) just search online...
Hope you will find a solution for your WordPress backing up conundrum! Good luck!
I would recommend also to use standalone application that performs regular backup of Wordpress data. Actually you need to backup two main "parts" of your Wordpress website:
1. Your website data (everything is under Wordpress directory
2. You database data.
So here it is Backupery for Wordpress application: https://www.backupery.com/products/backupery-for-wordpress/ It silently runs in the background and backups the two "parts" of the website regularly.