Support » Plugin: BackUpWordPress » Backed up database size smaller than expected

  • Hi, valuable plugin, thank you!

    I just used it to back up a new site I’m building.

    [1] On the dashboard, it says my database is 725k. I hit “run now” to back it up. The resulting backup is 111k.

    I’m wondering if this is right? Is it highly compressed? Or just backs up some part of the whole database? (Newbie!)

    [2] I had been under the impression this plugin would back up images, posts, pages, plugins and media as well…. doesn’t seem to do that. I must have misunderstood.


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  • Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    It should also be backing up file, double check that you have selected “Files and Database” in the schedule settings.

    That level of compression sounds normal, database dumps generally compress down at least 10x.

    Also noticed this! Went from 356mb database size as listed in the backup page to 78mb .sql file inside a 10mb zip file.

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