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Scheduled Backup Stopped Working (18 posts)

  1. Adrian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been using Online Backup for WordPress since the end of March to backup the FileSystem and Database to the online vault. I had daily backups selected, and it backed up successfully for the most of part until June 14th, and then it has stopped working. I did a manual backup on the 24th, but nothing I do seems to get in working again.

    Suggestions?

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

  2. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem - though for the site's that I have this plugin activated and set up (weekly schedules, Saturday, 1am for all of them) the backup simply doesn't automate.
    Not sure what's worse - it never having worked or it stopping working??
    Also would like suggestions please.
    Thanks.

  3. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    Does manual backup work fine? Is it just the scheduled backup that isn't working?
    Jason.

  4. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jason,
    Yep - manual works just fine :) Just scheduled that I am having a problem with (across 3 sites, all different servers, most recent vs of WP & your plugin).
    Cheers,
    Chris

  5. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chris,

    That isolates the problem a lot more. On the overview page does it say "Backups are scheduled - Daily - The next backup will start at ???"

    This says it has scheduled the backup with WordPress and when it should start. If the start time is in the past, or it says, "The backup is starting...", this means the time was in the past.

    It will be useful to test if WordPress scheduling is actually working. Create a test post and schedule it to be posted at a time in the future, and see if it works.

    Jason.

  6. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I may have missed an entirely obvious issue here... is the automated backup triggered by a combination of day (i.e. Saturday) and NEW CONTENT on the site (i.e. if it is correctly scheduled but no new content has been added, will it NOT make a backup?
    Thanks,
    Chris
    ps in answer to your other qs, please see below to the content of the overview:-

    Last backup:

    6th Jul 2012 2.01.55 PM (Manual)
    Successful
    The backup ran for 10 m 24 s and backed up 19.69 MiB in 2947 files. A total of 41.05 MiB in 2947 files was scanned.

    Configuration checklist:

    Backups are scheduled
    A backup is due to start at any moment...
    Compression is available
    Backup sizes will be significantly reduced.
    Encryption is enabled
    Backups will be encrypted with AES128 level encryption.
    Filesystem backup is enabled in schedule
    WordPress will be backed up completely in scheduled backups.
    Online backup is enabled in schedule
    Username: fibdes

  7. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jason,
    Any thoughts please?
    Thanks,
    Chris

  8. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chris,

    It will backup anyway to see if anything has changed and will generally always send something.

    Did you test to see if you can schedule posts to publish at a future date? This will test the WordPress scheduler and make sure that is working. As it looks like it might not be.

    Jason.

  9. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No I was waiting to hear back from you, however I have just set that up now, a post will hopefully be published in 5mins - will let you know.
    Chris

  10. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yep - scheduler isn't working :(
    i've added
    define('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true);
    to wp-config.php as per advice I found in the post here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/scheduled-posts-still-not-working-in-282?replies=19#post-1175405 but I think the server needs to realise it has been added. or something.
    will this work do you think?
    thanks,
    chris

  11. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chris,
    This has worked in the past, yes. See how it goes!
    Jason

  12. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok - will let you know :)

  13. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Jason,
    This is still not working - having added the code to wp-config.php and tested to see that a scheduled post works (they now do), I set up a backup to go on Friday night and afraid it hasn't done - still getting this report in the Overview tab:-

    Last backup:

    6th Jul 2012 3.01.55 PM (Manual)
    Successful
    The backup ran for 10 m 24 s and backed up 19.69 MiB in 2947 files. A total of 41.05 MiB in 2947 files were scanned.

    Configuration checklist:

    Backups are scheduled
    A backup is due to start at any moment...
    Compression is available
    Backup sizes will be significantly reduced.
    Encryption is enabled
    Backups will be encrypted with AES128 level encryption.
    Filesystem backup is enabled in schedule
    WordPress will be backed up completely in scheduled backups.
    Online backup is enabled in schedule
    Username: fibdes

    Please help.
    Thanks,
    Chris

  14. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chris,

    Have you gone into Schedule and hit Save Schedule again?
    This will need to be done to have it register everything again.

    Jason.

  15. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok - think i did but am re-doing it now and will let you know.
    thanks.

  16. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi fibdes,

    Did it work?

  17. fibdes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nope.
    I still have the
    "Backups are scheduled
    A backup is due to start at any moment..."
    message and the last successful backup was a manual one taken in July.
    My host have said this though re running cron jobs:-

    Cron jobs usually happen every hour. So, yes it may just be a case of allowing it some time to update if you have updated any server settings/scheduled any cron jobs etc.

    So perhaps this is interfering with the scheduler? When I schedule a post to be published in the future (for instance at 11.15am) then it doesn't publish it exactly at that time but when I look back at some point later it will have been published - not sure what the delay is though...

  18. Online Backup
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi fibdes,

    WordPress doesn't use the server's cron system. It requires extra configuration on both WordPress and the server to use the server's cron system.

    What it does is when a user visits the website, it sees if any schedules need starting, and after sending the user the page they wanted, it then makes a request back to itself to run cron stuff. This sometimes doesn't work if the WordPress can't connect to itself. This is where ALTERNATE_WP_CRON comes in. Instead of making the request itself, when a user visits it forwards the user with a redirect to the page they actually want, and then performs jobs. So the user initiates the jobs, not WordPress itself.

    Does the backup eventually start? As in, if you look in the Activity Log, do you see alot of Time Out (which means it started, but had to wait for another cron to start, and it didn't happen in a reasonable time so it aborted) or do you just not see ANYTHING since the one in July?

    Jason.

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