[Resolved] BackUpWordPress: What exactly is in the zips?
“BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you.”
Hi. I’m a newbie, been using BackUpWordPress since about mid-March 2013. I tend to plug things in, let’em go, and pay little attention. That’s what I did with this.
Last week, I got email from my host, planning to suspend my account for abuse of disk usage and bandwidth.
It came down to this: my host said there were 17GB of backups in my hosting account! Ouch!
But, the BackUpWordPress control panel in my WordPress dashboard on the site they complained of, said no more than 304k as the file size of each of 14 zips. I have about 2.39GB of valid files in that site (rar files full of WordPress themes I’m selling).
My host said the backups were not 304K in size, but that each backup included my whole WordPress installation, PLUS existing backups! They said that each backup includes all previous backups, so the site size on the disk just keeps growing! It’s a snowball rolling downhill! Is this true? Does BackUpWordPress back up its own backups?
I also have BackUpWordPress in another site. In the control panel in my WordPress dashboard, it says each zip is about 7MB. This is a huge difference from 304K. And the second site is much smaller, but it has the biggest backup zips!
I have no clue what’s going on, and I would like to know what exactly is in the zip files. Do they contain backups of my WP site, or backups of my WP site PLUS all prior backups? Or what? Maybe a log file?
And why are zips 7MB on a site much smaller than the one with zips that are 304k? And if the 304K zips (and the 7MB zips) do not contain the backup, then where exactly is the backup, if not in the zips in my WP dashboard? (I do not spend a lot of time in cpanel, so I’m not sure where to look for stuff.)
I’ve deactivated the plugin until I understand better what’s going on. My host has deleted what he said was 17GB of backups of one site! I authorized it.
Thanks for your time. Appreciate it.
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