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[resolved] Backup only starts when logged in to WP (4 posts)

  1. milkyco
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michael, thank you for a great plugin. I do have a slight problem though. My backups only start working as I log in to my WP admin. For instance, I had a weekly backup set to begin at 1 am this morning. it did not run at 1am, but as soon as I logged in to WP this evening the backup started and ran successfully. I have a standard WP Install on a test site. I do not have any caching plugins. In fact, I just deactivated all plugins, set a backup for 9pm this evening, logged out and waited. Again, nothing happened until I logged in at 9.26pm when the backup started straight away. My hosting package does include cron jobs by the way.

    Any ideas?

    All the best, David

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

  2. milkyco
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update on this is that it appears to be Better WP Security Plug in that is causing my scheduled Backups to not work unless I am logged in. Just disabling BWPS did not work, so I activated it again and switched everything I could off in hte plugin and then I got my scheduled backup to work. Struggling to find the setting in BWPS that is causing the problem but if I find it I will let you know.

    If anyone else has had any issues with BWPS Plug in and WordPress Backup to Dropbox and solved them, I would appreciate some info.

    All the best, David

  3. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If BWPS is stopping wp-cron from executing tasks then it is breaking a core feature of WordPress and you should raise this with the plugin developer.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

  4. milkyco
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michael, my apologies, I should have updated this post. After spending ages on the wrong track, I realised that this was nothing to do with Backup to DropBox or BWPS Plugin. It was simply that WordPress chron needs the site to be visited before it kicks in. I didn't know that when I first posted, but I do now. My site was a test site and therefore I was about the only person visiting it and mostly when I was logged in, hence it seemed that BU2DBox was only working at that point. Maybe my foolishness will be a lesson to others :-).

    Thank you, all the best, David

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