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[resolved] Plug-in stopped working April 13th (6 posts)

  1. dsavadra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was just about to upgrade to WP 3.1.2, but when I went to run a manual backup using this plug-in, I noticed that my daily automatic backups stopped in mid-April. I tried 3 times to run a manual backup, and although the plug-in reports success, there is no update to the list of backups, and the S3 folder does not show a new .zip file.

    Has this plug-in been discontinued?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-wordpress-backup/

  2. Hasitha Prabath
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same here.
    I'm deactivate this plugin and installed BackWPup. It works perfectly.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/

  3. dsavadra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately, that plug-in is only certified to run with version 3.10.

  4. melvinram
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    dsavadra:

    The plugin hasn't been discontinued but not enough people support the plugin so I've had scale back the money and time into it. Some even actively made it their mission in life to prevent us to from getting any real benefit from continuous investment into the plugin. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-automatic-wordpress-backup-plugin-adds-link-without-permission-breaks-repository-guidelines You can thank them.

    For now, the plugin is in hibernation. Once I get a bit more time and resources, I'll go ahead and pay Dan to push up some new fixes and features.

  5. dsavadra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    From the linked thread:

    Donations don't add up to much and lead people to build up ultra high expectations which is why we stopped allowing/accepting donations. Projects & clients earned as a result of the plugin are minimal for us.

    If there's no donation/payment mechanism, what other means of user support is there?

    For now, the plugin is in hibernation. Once I get a bit more time and resources, I'll go ahead and pay Dan to push up some new fixes and features.

    Perhaps "hibernation" should include removing the plug-in from the repository until it's stable and supported.

    Meanwhile, I'll be disabling/deleting this plug-in and installing Backup Buddy at the suggestion of a colleague. I truly don't mind paying for a critical plug-in (I have several paid plug-ins already).

    Thanks for letting me know what's going on with your software support.

  6. melvinram
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If there's no donation/payment mechanism, what other means of user support is there?

    All we asked for was reviews or links. Both don't cost money and required minimal effort.

    Perhaps "hibernation" should include removing the plug-in from the repository until it's stable and supported.

    It works just fine for most people, including my own sites and our client sites. "hibernation" is primarily about support and additional development.

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