Support » Plugin: All-in-One WP Migration » Backup tripled in size

  • Resolved helen432


    My first experience with All-in-one WP migration worked perfectly.
    I have now begun to add it to my other sites. However, the first WP blog (very small) is usually backed up showing 60-62 MB total for backup.

    With All-in-one WP migration, the backup shows 197 MB. Why is it so big? It is showing 5773 files! I have several sub-domains and add on domains. These should NOT be backed up. Each is backed up individually.

    Is there a way to backup only the one website I am doing the backup for and not everything on my hosting account?

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  • Plugin Author Pim J. Iliev


    Hi Helen,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience.
    Do you have backups from other plugins within wp-content or wp-content/uploads?

    Thread Starter helen432


    The only backup I have is my entire site through Backup Buddy. I sent you the one I did with all-in-one WP migration.

    Plugin Author Pim J. Iliev


    Hi Helen,

    Did you send to us at support at
    What is your ticket number?

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by Pim J. Iliev.
    Thread Starter helen432


    I uploaded, again, the backup file into my dropbox. I sent the new one to you last week, but have not heard back.

    If you can’t access my backup via dropbox, is there an FTP place I can sent it through to you?

    I’m having the same issue. 4 months ago, my backups size was 1.47 GB. I haven’t made too many updates (other than text) since then and now the file size is 14GB which makes things impossible to download.

    I’ve had this problem with other sites I manage as well. The first time, it works like a charm (I have the Unlimited Extension), but the subsequent time, the files are always huge.

    Update: realized what the issue was. I wasn’t deleting the backups.

    1. Run All-in-One
    2. Save backup to computer (don’t save it in your WP folder)
    3. Delete backup
    4. Repeat.

    Thread Starter helen432


    I deleted all excess backups and it still triples my current backup.

    Have you tried to optimize your database?

    Pages and posts save a lot of backups so I try to keep the number of backups to a minimum using this plugin:

    I used it on a few sites and it cleared things up a bit.

    Another thing that I did was that I went to my file manager and looked to see if I had any other backups in my folders. Also check out any leftover files from plugins that you might’ve deleted.

    I found 4 backup files from a previous backup plugin that I had uninstalled and deleted those.

    I then FTPed it into the wp-contents/ai1wm-backups folder (I didn’t use the Import feature within WordPress).

    The plugin ran beautifully (after several failed attempts and hangups) and the site was migrated within minutes.

    Trust me…I was totally frustrated too and was ready to migrate the site manually, but thought I’d give it one last shot. *phew*

    Good luck!

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by lanhub.
    • This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by lanhub.
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