This is my first plugin. Pretty simple really. I needed something that would allow one of my clients to create an archive of their whole WP site and database, then download it so it didn’t take up a bunch of space on my server.
A few things to keep in mind. I wrote this for my server. Your mileage may vary. I’m running a LAMP server with all latest stable releases (PHP 5.3+, MySQL 5+, Apache 2+) and gzip installed. That may or may not be important. I’m no server guy. All I know for certain is it works with that configuration. I suspect that it will run on most any LAMP setup, but I can’t guarantee it.
One nice thing… The file that is created is named with the site title, date and time of creation and the WP version it’s running. If there’s a server crash, or your web guy dies, you know exactly what you have to do to get back up and running quickly.
(This file is no longer available. There are far better plugins out there. It was basically just my first try. I personally use BackWPUp.)