Simple automated back ups of your WordPress powered website.
I thought this seemed too good to be true. But I never suspected foul play.
This is a nasty plugin that fails to remind you that if your site is bigger than a picture of a cat, copies of your site in this way could end up crashing your server, going over your allocated space and even getting your site suspended...14 copies is virtually fantasy land.
Firstly, it gave me a 2mb 'backup' when my site is around 400mb.
Then I managed to do a full backup. It failed....and failed.
My site is about 400mb which is nothing compared to many. I realized that 14 copes of 400 would be way over my space anyway. Even saving one copy would be a struggle.
It's certainly a convenient way to back up your site....when you can get it to work. The best thing going for this plugin is that there is no competition, otherwise I would drop it like a hot potato.
WARNING! DO NOT CLICK THE "EXCLUDE" LINK if you have anything other than a basic WP site on your server - this will hang your browser indefinitely.
It's hard to believe anyone with a decent sized site would find this useful. While I applaud the developer(s) for 'trying' to provide a reasonable back-up solution for the masses, this thing fails miserably. Barebones functionality with the Exclude nailing the coffin shut as it tries to load a listing of EVERY file on your server, instead crashing the browser.
Easy to install and use but when I downloaded one of the "all site" back-ups to check what was "zipped" the folder with all of my images in wp-content was not there.
I tried to click on the "excludes" link in the interface -thinking maybe they were inadvertently excluded - but all I got was a big black screen with a rectangle that hung for about 5 minutes and then gave me a "could not load content" error. I tried to click this link several times during the day and no luck.
So.. what use is a back-up plug-in that does not actually back EVERYTHING up when you think it does?
The plugin is buggy and doesn't work out of the box.
1. Keeps giving me
"Your backup failed
Here's the response from the server:
mysqldump: unrecognized option `--single-transaction'"
2. Every other time the settings screen comes broken (no background, doesn't update the settings)
I have set a monthly scan on my websites (several) and yet is does a daily backup.I have disable and re-enabled it and it still does a daily backup. I have uninstalled and re-installed and it still does a daily backup filling up my disc space allocation. Why?
I have to agree with others. Installing this and setting a manual backup - it shows it's running with no progress at all for over an hour.
Then to deactivate and delete results in error messages without multiple attempts at reactivating / deactivating and deleting.
It's not the solution I'm looking for.
2 of my pages were hacked. It looks like they came through BackUpWordPress Plugin Folder. Log file shows relevant activities. Be carefull using this plugin.
I used it since 4 years - without problems.
Version 2.0.6 and 2.1.3
Plugin does not appear in "Plugins" area of dashboard.
Plugin folder is deleted off the server.
But... Under the "Tools" area, the option still appears.
There is NO SCHEDULED backup, there is no plugin installed or folder, yet it still runs, wasting space.
Stores backups on the same drive / server as the site (so if the server or hard drive goes down, the backups go along with it).
Uses up space very quickly.
I thought the fix was to edit database.
Remove the following records from 'options' table:
hmbkp_path hmbkp_default_path _transient_hmbkp_plugin_data
Okay, plugin was uninstalled.
Plugin folder was deleted.
Remaining database records (above) deleted.
Backups option for BackUpWordPress appear under tools!
Backups are being created!
How is this even possible? - Makes me think this plugin delivers a hidden payload(s)?
This plugin is VERY frustrating! Once it's in, you don't get it out.
When you log back into wp-admin, the deleted database records are restored!
I finally found the issue! (After a long time).
Reinstall the plugin, then activate the plugin.
Upon reactivation, your WP dashboard header will display two messages:
The BackUpWordPress Plugin has been de-activated The WP Remote Plugin includes BackUpWordPress.
In my opinion, this is a terrible implementation.
I'm deleting my WP Remote account and removing the plugin, just so I can get rid of this mess. WP remote was supposed to enable remote updates NOT to also waste server space and resources, processing needless backups (even though I had zero backups scheduled).
The functionality of these two plugins should be separate.
Obviously, I'm not happy with this plugin. Removed and canceled WP Remote account.
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