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[resolved] Large temp files in backup directory (8 posts)

  1. jedb@optonline.net
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Lately my backups have been hanging up and not creating the zip file. When I looked in my backup folder via FTP, I noticed several very large files that begin with the letter "Z". Are these temporary files creating during my failed backups that never got cleaned up. Can they be deleted?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backupwordpress/

  2. Steven Jones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah those are temp files - the backup process might not be getting completed. This could be due to lack of storage space or the process might be timing out.

    The plugin author commented here - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/issue-with-complete-backup?replies=3

  3. theresajennings2011
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Except each z file (measured in the gigagbytes, and is averaging about 3.3G) stays in the backup file, and then the next full backup of BackupWordpress saves the z file from before, then times out, then creates a new z temp file, and so on. But if the home directory is more than 4G (and the wp-content folder with all these backups is in the home directory), the hosting company will not make a weekly backup, because all the z (temp) backups are adding 25G to the home directory! I have plenty of storage space, but a max file backup of 4G and a PHP cap time of 30 seconds. It's like a huge snowball getting bigger and bigger.

  4. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Those should be cleaned up by the zip process, I'd suggest excluding some files to make the backup smaller, that might allow the zip process to finish properly.

  5. Paul de Wouters
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    theresajennings2011

    could you send an email to support@hmn.md if you're still having issues?

    thanks

  6. theresajennings2011
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I just removed the plugin on all my sites and am using updraft plus now so I can back up offsite.

  7. Paul de Wouters
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    thanks for letting me know. I'll close this thread.
    Offsite backups are coming as premium addons soon, just in case.

  8. theresajennings2011
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Or, I can use a free plugin that lets me back up to DropBox, etc. and not pay a premium.

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