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[resolved] Backups only start after log-in, regardless of scheduled times. (4 posts)

  1. Benjamin White
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My backups, on several sites, are only starting after I've logged in. How can I change this, as I rarely visit the backend of my sites daily. I'm using version 1.3 on wp 3.4.2.
    Thanks.

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

  2. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you use a caching solution?

    If so you probably want to set up a unix cron to run the WP corn instead relying on a page hit to kick it off.

    A quick google search will yield lots of results on how this is done.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

  3. Benjamin White
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You nailed it. Thanks for your help, Mikey.

  4. pikahyper
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you run the cron job on wp-cron.php? I'm having the same problem and I set up a manual cron job to run wp-cron.php but so far it is not backing anything up until I log in to the dashboard with the only account (administrator), is there another php file that the cron should be running?

    oh and I'm not using anything for caching.

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