With WordPress version 2.1 scheduled to appear later today, I’m releasing a new version of the popular WordPress Database Backup plugin.
Originally developed by Skippy who’s now working on projects other than WordPress, this plugin has been bundled with WordPress installations for about a year. But today users downloading version 2.1 of WordPress will discover that the wp-db-backup.php plugin is no longer included.
That’s too bad for them, because WordPress 2.1 includes a new cron feature that provides a great opportunity to enhance the backup plugin. Specifically, it makes it really easy to schedule regular database backups. After taking over the wp-db-backup.php development a few months ago, I rewrote part of the plugin to support WordPress’s new cron feature, fixed a couple of minor bugs, and released it as version 2.0.
You can get the plugin here.