Automatic WordPress Clone Backup

I currently manage a website for my company – entirely internal, only employees can view.

This website is very important for the company’s workflow throughout the day, and database information for pages can change drastically from one day to the next. I am trying to create regular backups to a remote server that will run an exact clone of the website so that in the event that something crashes, we can operate from the clone until the site is back up.

Unfortunately, all I’ve found so far in terms of backups are plugins or SSH scripts that backup the wordpress site into a .tar.gz, or a .zip, etc – none of them are a true clone. I need to be able to schedule a weekly backup that does a total clone of the website onto another server – database is most important in this case, however the theme is also very important.

My questions are:

  1. Does such a plugin or script even exist? I’ve done a lot of searching and have found none.
  2. If it does exist, what are any drawbacks to having a backup system like this? Is it significantly more likely to fail the backup?

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