Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » Backups happen without Schedule, and mailed twice

  • Resolved Tim Reeves


    I have iTS in use on a number of sites, and always the same:

    • Backups are activated so I can do manual ones when I want; but “Enable Scheduled Database Backups” is NOT ticked. Despite my clear wish, it still performs Backups about once a week. I REALLY hate this “I’m going to do what I think you need and not what you say” sort of behaviour!
    • Said backups are mailed to me – always twice to the same address. That’s also a real drag. I have Backup Method “Email only” selected, and at “Global Settings” there “Send digest email” is ticked and both “Notification Email” and “Backup Delivery Email” have the same Email address – on the assumption that these are two differnet functions, not synonyms for the same function.

    I would really appreciate fixes in these areas – thanks!

    Tim Reeves

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  • @dwinden Could you publish them here for the help of everyone looking for a solution?

    Notwithstanding, I would be glad of a fix in iTS so that it does what it should do according to GUI settings, that would be the best for all users. But I’m glad to implement a workaround if a fix does not happern soon.

    Doug M


    Not only without schedule, but every 4minutes from 3pm yesterday until 9am this morning when my host basically said….ok, that enough, you have no more disk space.

    Doug M


    deactivated, searching for a different solution

    That’s a totally different issue with a root cause which is specific for your env.


    I’m still monitoring the mails coming in from about 20 WP sites where I modified the settings of iTS as you suggested. My first impression is that still too many mails / backups are being generated, but I need to observe that over the next few days.

    I really think that the plugin authors should do a better job in this area. Notwithstanding, I will mark this as resolved, as you suggest.

    Cheers, Tim

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