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Backup hangs

  • Hi,

    my backups hang at this:

    2. Trying to create backup archive …
    [16-Sep-2013 22:26:33] Compression method is TarGz

    an then restarts but same thing… Why is this happening? I used it on other site and it worked like charm! Love this thing and it is exactly what backup plugins should be…



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  • lernerconsulting


    Does WordPress Update work successfully?

    What version of PHP do you have? There are (older) versions of PHP that have bugs with zip/unzip, hang with no error messages — and make WordPress Update fail, make BackWPup compression fail, anything using zip/gzip. http://lcblog.lernerconsult.com/2013-php-unzip-bug-makes-wordpress-updates-hang/ has PHP code that demonstrates the bug isn’t in WordPress.

    Obviously a temporary workaround is disable BackWPUp compression, if this is the problem.

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