I’m just about to give Local a try, but I’m wondering about backing up my work.
We use Google Drive to back up a lot of our non-development files, and I would like to do something similar for my local sites. For example, if my computer died during development and there wasn’t a live version to pull back down.
I don’t wish to sync across computers, just know that as I’m working I’m getting a regular automatic backup that I can restore in a worst case scenario. Ideally this would include database, but I’m aware it may just be easier to do a manual dump every so often after I make major changes.
Does anyone use Google Drive / Dropbox like this with their Local setup? Any tips!?
Scott K Clark did a great writeup of how to do this with Dropbox (same idea applies with any other cloud provider) here: Using Dropbox to sync Local sites between computers
Hi Clay, thanks for your reply. The thread you linked to gave me a good start and some confidence my setup would work. My process is simpler, as I don’t have to sync between computers, this purely for automatic off-site backup.
I started from a clean Windows install and loaded on Google Drive and Local.
All I have done is change the path when setting up my site to a folder inside my Google Drive. Everything installed fine and and Google Drive has synced my files!
I will make use of a plugin to dump my database manually into a synced folder when I make big changes in WordPress.
Liking the app so far, thanks!