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[resolved] Destroyed the site (3 posts)

  1. trogladyte
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Started the backup with this. Over 8 hours later it was still going - at 1300 files. Stopped it, and the site was inaccessible - either admin or frontend.

    Be wary using this plugin.

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

  2. trogladyte
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I thought about this for a bit. Maybe it isn't as bad as I thought. I've been trialling backup solutions so it may not be this one, but I read that some of them, while backing up, make the site unavailable.

    So, probably, silly me for stopping it mid-stream (though I figure 8 hours is plenty of time!) and the site is still offline (though I get a "This webpage is not available. The connection to http://www.cordancetechnologies.com was interrupted.")

    All the files are intact on the server - there must be something set in a file to do this. Can anyone help?

  3. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Gday mate,

    This plugin does not take your site offline. As a SEO expert you should very well know that downtime is bad for page rank! :-)

    The time it takes to backup depends on how long your host allows PHP processes to run. If its set to a really low value then only a couple of files can make it to Dropbox every 5 or so minutes bloating the time to finish.

    A connection interrupted message can be the result of anything from a faulty router down to a glitch in the server. So id hazard a guess it was circumstantial.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

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