So why do you need to backup WordPress self-hosted blogs? Any number of reasons, really:
- ISPs do not always backup the latest copy of your blog,
- you might need to transfer it or clone it,
- you might get hacked and have to revert to earlier versions to recover your data,
- you might have a problem with a WordPress or plugin upgrade that trashes your database.
Here’s a video showing you how to do a manual backup and set up automated backups using BackupBuddy by iThemes.