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Unable to get WP Clone to work since 2.14 release (26 posts)

  1. boricua21
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I changed user and website info.

    The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using WP's zip file extractor,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : Incompatible Archive.

    Temporary files created in C:/Users/xxxxx/Documents/Websites/www.xxxxx.dev/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/

  2. renno31
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I got the same error when trying to restore a site.

    Please help.

  3. doozie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the exact same error here. Cloning from my localhost to a fresh wordpress site. The clone url entered in the new site simply gives me the error:

    "The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using WP's zip file extractor,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : Incompatible Archive.

    Temporary files created in /home/public_html/Hotel/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted."

    Help!

  4. doozie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also gave the alternate ZIP method a shot and it fails as well:

    "The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using the PclZip library,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Temporary files created in /home/public_html/Hotel/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted."

    Can't seem to get this plugin to work.

  5. boricua21
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was able to resolve this problem by going into public_html/wp-content/uploads/wp-clone on my server and deleting all entries. The amount of space used by the backups that I deleted totaled just under 52 gig.

    I have no idea what created this problem but the solution stated above has worked and the problem has not manifested itself again.

    I firmly believe that WP Clone is the absolute best product for easily backing up your WordPress websites.

  6. renno31
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Boris,

    Thank you for posting your solution. Could you be more specific?

    Basically you deleted all files in public_html/wp-content/uploads/wp-clone of the NEW website?
    And then run the WP Clone on the NEW website from WP-Admin?
    Did you refer the backup file from the OLD website? or you upload it to the NEW one?

    I appreciate your help.

    Thanks

    Renno

  7. boricua21
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's Boricua21 not Borris.

    I didn't mention new vs old website.

    Wherever your initiating your WP Clone backup from. Go to the wp-clone directory and delete all the entries there.

    Now you create a new WP Clone backup and then you can restore to wherever you please.

  8. renno31
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Boricua21, I apologize for mistyped your name.

    Thank you for the clarification. I will try that method.
    I appreciate your help.

  9. eli0086
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just in case anyone is still trying to find a solution to this, I'm posting this because boricua21's solution didn't work for me. Or at least I didn't understand it, so if this is a repeat of the same info, I apologize.

    I was trying to set up a testing site so I could develop on the server in a sub folder, as well as have the site live...

    I kept getting the same type of error:
    Temporary files created in /home/public_html/Hotel/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted."

    This is what I did to fix it:

    1. Create a backup in the existing (Live) site.
    2. Download the created .zip file to computer (I did this through FTP because I got Internal Service Errors when trying to go directly to the URL). This can be found in http://www.sitename.com/wp-content/uploads/wp-clone.
    3. Now take .zip file and upload it to the "testing" site or subfolder site in the same location. (www.sitename.com/subfolder/wp-content/uploads/wp-clone)
    4. Go to testing site and select "Restore from URL" under WP-Clone options. Input the ORIGINAL URL from the live site.

    For whatever reason, this is the only thing that worked for me. I tried a lot of different solutions - hopefully this will help some people if for some reason other solutions don't work.
    Good luck!

  10. crsurf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    eli0086, thanks that worked for me using GoDaddy. I just copied and pasted the zip file in their file manager.

  11. anmaree.annarbortees
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is downloading the zip file on to your testing environment's file manager suppose to take like 5 hours?

  12. ImagineThatCreative
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I encountered these same problems earlier in the week but was able to work around them using Eli0086's method. Now that doesn't work either. I've successfully created and installed a clone into my development space. The clone makes backups but I can't restore into my destination URL.

    I even downloaded all the destination URL's wp-clone backups from /uploads/wp-clone then deleted them from the server as Boricua21 mentioned but that didn't work either.

    The latest error message is

    The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using WP's zip file extractor,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : Incompatible Archive.

    Temporary files created in /home1/xxxxxx/public_html/xxxxxx/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted.

    WP-Clone developers, I LOVE this plugin...please fix it!

  13. WP Academy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    @anmaree.annarbortees nope,but if you're doing this on your computer,it's best to download the file beforehand and follow eli0086's guide above. (it doesn't really matter what URL you enter as long as the file name is correct. the plugin first looks in the local backup folder to see if there's a matching file)

    @ImagineThatCreative did you get that incompatible archive error even after manually uploading the file?

  14. ImagineThatCreative
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    @WP Academy, yes, I kept getting the same error, even after manually uploading the file.

    Ultimately the webhost had to manually clone and move the site for me.

  15. intowernet
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    The same Error Message : Incompatible Archive. struck me also and put me in a bad situation. I tested it first with two unimportant sites and it worked fine. I then set up two clients sites on a the same server as my test sites, redirected the domain names to the new server and then both files failed. What I thought would only take 20 minutes or less to move both sites wound up taking me 8 hours. Mainly because I was not prepared for the failure.

  16. intowernet
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I am back and I feel like an idiot. The problem stemmed from me clicking on the link in WP Clone (after the backup was created) and downloaded it to my computer from there.

    The fix was to simple go to the site via ftp and download the zip file to my computer.

    Sorry to have jumped the gun. Maybe this will help someone else who might make the same mistake.

  17. 8persap
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi There.

    I'm getting an this error - "Error Message : couldn't connect to host" - when trying to used the Restore from URL function in the new site.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Mark.

  18. intowernet
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Try going to the site via ftp to make sure the WP Clone backup file is there. If it is you can right click and copy the url and use this to direct your new site to grab a backup. Note: Using this method you will have to change the first part of the pasted url from ftp:// to http://www

    Hope this helps

  19. WP Academy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    @intowernet good one ;)

    @8persap make sure that the link is working by entering it to your browser. if you're doing a localhost to live site restore,you'll have to upload the zip file to a service like dropbox first.

  20. mikewh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    WP Clone plugin issue, first time user...did everything as supposed to for set-up on both servers. Migrating from localhost to external server and i get error..
    "Error Message : A valid URL was not provided." Seemed straight forward enough but can't figure out why this doesn't work.

  21. mikewh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Re:WP Clone plugin issue...Does it make a difference how i save permalinks for migration with this plugin? Cheers!

  22. Michael King
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Doesn't work for me (3.7.1 on both sides) to a local host or AWS.

    I see there are some workarounds above but none of them look like the structures I see, or I'm not smart enough to look in the right place, or they look like more work than brute force copy & paste content.

    This would be a bloody brilliant plugin IF it worked. I assume it did once, so WP Academy members, is there a real fix in sight?

  23. WP Academy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Michael (and all) -

    There are several different types of errors reported on this thread -- please use new threads.

    In the case of moving a site from local host to production, there should not be any problem. Just copy the backup file to the root directory of new website, rename it and then refer to it as http://yoursite.com/backupname.zip. We are updating our FAQ page on this (http://members.wpacademy.com/wpclone-faq)

  24. intowernet
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    mikewh & Michael King,

    I think this is one of the best plugins created. I have used it on dozens and dozens of sites on three different servers and it works like a charm. If you look at the post above I too had complaints only to discover it was me and not the plugin.

    So that being said and to try and track down the issue, have you gone into your old site, (the one being cloned) via ftp and making sure that the backup file is there?

    As far as it making a difference about how your permalinks are set, I don't think so but I think the Author needs to address that.

  25. dodlly
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    thanks WP Academy Member For The best plugin

    the best solution

    open Ftp and Go to

    /wp-content/uploads/wp-clone

    and change the name of the backup file with English name not different language

    now right click on the backup file and copy the url

    now go to the new site open wp clone and put the url

    must the Url like this

    http://www.site.com/wp-content/uploads/wp-clone/wpclone_backup-2014.zip

    its working

  26. kwatters1
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I have tried to copy my MAMP hosted site to a bluehost hosted fresh WP install. When I copy the backup created on my MAMP site using WP Clone and then paste the URL into the new site I get ERROR MESSAGE: A valid URL was not provided. Temporary files created in .... will be deleted. Help!

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