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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 19 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#16491 closed feature request (wontfix)

Automatically backup database before updating

Reported by: manski Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.5
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Currently when updating Wordpress or its plugins/themes there's a message at the top of the page, reading that the user should backup its database.

This "update tool" would be so much more useful, if it could backup the database automatically before updating. I'm not so sure why one would need to backup the files so this step could most likely be skipped.

Change History (6)

comment:1 @scribu4 years ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

comment:2 @logiclord4 years ago

Many backup plug-ins are available try and use them for the time being.

comment:3 @scribu4 years ago

It seems like a good idea.

Very large MultiSite setups are unlikely to use the automatic upgrade feature anyway, so we don't need to worry about them.

comment:4 @dd324 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install
  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
  • Severity changed from major to normal

comment:5 @c3mdigital19 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is plugin material. An entire ecosystem exists around providing a way for users to do backups.

comment:6 @SergeyBiryukov19 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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