You’ve got backup religion on your computer, but how about on your web server? Your hosting plan may offer some sort of backup, but to be sure, you might as well take matters into your own hands. Tech site Webmonkey runs down how to back up your web server using command line tools like
pg_dump to archive your HTML files and export your database, then schedule the whole shebang to happen automatically with
cron. Personally I use a combination of a daily MySQL dump (for my database) and a weekly
rsync job. If these UNIX commands leave you cold and you just want to back up your hosted blog, here are a few tools to do so.