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Is there a built in utility to perform backups of WAMP ? I know a full system backup is a good approach.

I am wondering if there is best practices method or a utility I can use to perform daily backups on my Windows 7 PC.

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Rather than backup all of WAMP to get WordPress, you could just as easily install a backup plugin and have it copy to a DropBox on a set schedule.  That would be far less data overall and also make the site portable/restorable on any WAMP install.  Use BackupBuddy for this...
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I agree that a plugin is probably the easiest solution.  If you want to do it manually however you need to ensure you backup the website directory (usually in c:\inetpub) and the WordPress database.

WordPress have the following article which covers different backup options:  WordPress Backups
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Thanks for the input.

Where is the WP db ?

WampServer\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.53\data\mywordpress.db

I was told to look in there but I do not find a .db file
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On a Windows 7 computer, MySQL file are in:  C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data (obviously the 5.6 may be different depending which version of MySQL you are running).

Be careful if just copying the files.  If changes are being made while you copy the files then you could end up with an inconsistent backup.  Have a look at Database Backup Methods for further details.

If you stop your MySQL server, then copy the files, then start your MySQL again it should be fine.  If this is not suitable (i.e. on a live site) then other options are listed in the article.
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I'll concur with Jason on BackupBuddy.  Once installed, it can be automated and that can include copying the backup to a variety of offsite locations such as Amazon, Google, or your own NAS via ftp.  Works like a charm and, once set up, you don't have to worry about it.
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