Easiest way to Backup WordPress to S3

I explored and tested a bunch of WordPress plugins for S3 – they’re excellent in their own right, but I was bothered by the bloat & weight on PHP for the backup. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s a complex undertaking when you’re creating a backup/restore UI, working off wp-cron, creating many features that benefit lots of people, etc. But I didn’t need any of that – I just need my server backed up without dealing with anything.

Quick search of  Github lead me to a beautiful shell script that uses wp-cli and awscli to preform the backups. Here’s the kicker: it takes less than 40 lines of code. I modified it a bit for my needs and it works better than I thought possible:

Amazing. Runs with sh backup.sh thrown into crontab. Amazing.

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