Greetings - I'm using a HostGator shared account, and have 11 domains hosted on it. Each of the add on domains have backed up as expected by UpdraftPlus 1.6.2, with backups being sent to the ftp directory set up to archive them. Each add on domain has a wp-content/updraft directory which keeps the log file in txt file. So far, so good.
I have 2 questions related to backing up the main domain.
*1 I added exceptions for each of the add on domain directories (under "Exclude these:" upgrade,cache,updraft,index.php,backup,backups,siteA.com,siteB.com,siteC.com,etc.com), but they're still being included. What format should I be using?
*2 The site slows to a crawl while attempting to back up the main domain, and sometimes locks up long enough to get a message that the site is down. Is this normal? FWIW, I'm using the WP Cloudflare plugin & service.
Thanks for your assistance.