For months now WordPress has been suggesting that I update to version 6.4, and to update some older plugins. However, when I try to do this I’m warned about backing up my database and files before proceeding.
Yesterday I purchased a one-year subscription to CodeGuard, which for $1.99/month seemed like an ok deal. However, I woke up this morning to a “site over quota” error message. Apparently to have it be of any use I’d have to upgrade to a much more expensive plan (about $18/month).
The site I’m backing up is a fairly straightforward personal blog with text and photos, not an e-commerce site. WordPress tells me that the directory size is 11 GB, and total installation size is 21GB.
I’ll contact CodeGuard later to cancel, but I’m unsure what do replace it with, or if I really do need to upgrade to $18/month to fully back up my site. Unfortunately I don’t think I have the computer skills to perform manual backups, but I wasn’t really looking to spend $200 just to back up a personal blog, either.
Any advice on the easiest/most economical solution would be much appreciated!