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WordPress Backup to Dropbox

Keep your valuable WordPress website, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes with this sleek, easy to use plugin. Need help? Please em

I am getting this error: `Error message: Error Processing Request: error:0D0890A1:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_verify:unknown message digest algorithm`

This is due to the recent Heartbleed vulnerability and indicates that your server has an outdated version of OpenSSL that is no longer compatible with Dropbox and must be updated in order to continue using the plugin.

Please contact your host to get it updated.

Why won’t my backup start?

To diagnose issues with your plugin please refer to this sticky topic.

How do I restore my website?

Restoring can be a complicated process because every host is different. You can try and follow the steps in this blog post, if that does not work I would consult your web developer for help.

Why does my keep going away and resuming?

By default PHP has its time limit set to 30 seconds. The plugin will attempt to set the time limit to unlimited in order to complete the backup, however if safe mode is enabled this will not be possible.

In addition the Apache TimeOut directive has a default of 300 seconds (5 minutes) that cannot be altered without manual intervention. It is not recommended you change this value.

However, the plugin has been designed to get around these limitations by using a backup monitor that will detect if the backup has gone away and resume it from where it stopped.

In short, this is a feature! :-)

Does the plugin backup the WordPress databse?

It sure does. Your database tables will be dumped to a SQL file that can be used to import into a database when you need to restore or move your website.

Where are my database backup files located?

The database is backed up into a file named '[database name]-backup.sql' and can be found at the path 'wp-content/backups' within the App folder of your Dropbox.

Wow! My second backup was heaps faster. Why is that?

In order to save time and bandwidth the plugin only uploads files that have changed since the last backup. The only exception is your SQL dump file that will be uploaded every time.

How can I revert to a previous version of a backed up file?

Dropbox has this functionality built in and it is extremely easy to do, please checkout this blog post for more information.

You can also install the zip premium extension that will zip up all your files, including the SQL dumps, before uploading it to Dropbox allowing you to store multiple backups.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.5
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 90,000+


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