It’s a well-known fact that website backups are important for mitigating a plethora of site issues. They can help restore a site after a compromise or even facilitate the investigative process by providing a clean code base to compare the current site state to.

However, if a backup is not set up correctly, it can have the opposite effect — and may instead impose a security threat to your website.

For example, we often find webmasters maintaining old copies of a site within a subdirectory of their main site.

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