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[resolved] Back up not working (11 posts)

  1. JMWRealEstate
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michael,
    I downloaded your plug in for our blog site http://onthestreet.jmwrealestate.com.au. I wanted to back up before i attempt to upgrade our wordpress.

    I have been unable to back up using sheduled back up or 'back up now'.
    I am unsure where to find the exact php file you have mentined in other peoples posts...

    My time zone is set correctly, can you point me in the right direction (in laymans terms...I am a novice learning as i go!)

    Thank you Sharna @JMW Real Estate

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/

  2. davidrab
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you see the WordPress back up to DropBox tab on the left hand side?

  3. lcerura
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I too have yet to see the plugin do a single thing.

    I myself DO see the DropBox tab on the side and I also see all the other settings such as
    Next Scheduled
    History
    Settings
    Excluded Files and Directories

    But I get no where.

    btw, I've had the plugin for almost two weeks now.

  4. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @JMWRealEstate You are using an older version of PHP (5.2.17) and I have just discovered issues with the latest Dropbox API and this version of PHP where only folders are created and no files are actually uploaded.

    It is STRONGLY recommended that you upgrade to PHP 5.3 or higher because, as of December 2010, version 5.2 is no longer supported by the PHP community.

    If this is not possible please downgrade to WPB2D 1.3 here => http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox.1.3.zip

    Note: 1.3 will only be supported for bugfixes only. All new features will be on the main branch.

  5. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have done some more investigating and it looks like PHP versions >= 5.2.16 are not affected by the empty folder bug.

    Unfortunately anyone with versions lower then this have no choice but to upgrade php (RECOMMENDED) or downgrade the plugin.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

  6. JMWRealEstate
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I dont know how to update PHP, and when i click the link to downgrade all i can do is save or open the file. Nowhere to launch or execute it..
    Might just try another plug in.
    Thanks anyway

  7. JMWRealEstate
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hang on, I am a newbie! Forgot i had to upload the zip filel. Geez shoot me now. will report back!

  8. JMWRealEstate
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh dear. It installes and unpacks, but when i go to back up log or back up settings i get:

    Error message: A database backup cannot be created because WordPress does not have write access to '/usr/local/pem/vhosts/110446/webspace/httpdocs/onthestreet/wp-content', please create the folder 'backups' manually.

    :(

  9. cjezell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have tried both versions and can't get it to work either. Domain is mobilecomprehensivedentistry.com

  10. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Gday mate,

    You are redirecting wp-cron.php which means that WordPress will never be able to start any scheduled tasks, including backups.

    This should yield a blank white page: http://mobilecomprehensivedentistry.com/wp-cron.php

    Cheers,
    Mikey

  11. larry91403
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Michael,

    I too am having problems getting this to work. I am hosted in InMotionHosting. Running PHP5.3.27, WordPress 3.6, and WordPress Backup to Dropbox Version 1.5.5

    It appears to be setup properly in the dashboard. It links to the dropbox and it created the following:

    /Apps/wpb2d/domain/
    backup-2013-08-04.zip
    wp-content
    wp-mail.php
    wp-settings.php
    wp-signup.php
    wp-trackback.php
    wpb2d-backup-log.txt
    xmlrpc.php

    /Apps/wpb2d/domain/wp-content/backups/
    xxxxxxx_wpXXX-backup-core.sql
    wpb2d-backup-log.txt
    xxxxxxx_wpXXX-backup-plugins.sql

    I know this looks great but It only seems to be working manually. And only after I de-activated the plug-in and then re-activated it.

    The email notification I receive no matter what day of the week tells me that the backup occurs on Sunday (I have it set to backup daily).

    So, how do I fix the daily automatic backups, and the seemingly (perpetually) wrong time in the emails (and log)? Here is saturdays's log entry:

    01:28:53: Backup started on Sunday August 4, 2013.

    But it doesn't matter, every day says the same thing. Always Sunday.

    Thanks!

    Larry

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