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[BackWPup] Creating backup archive taks 20 minutes

  • Hi Daniel,

    Here is a part of my log file:

    [01-mrt-2013 10:38:24] Database dump done!
    [01-mrt-2013 10:38:27] 1. Trying to make a list of folders to back up …
    [01-mrt-2013 10:38:43] 996 folders to back up.
    [01-mrt-2013 10:38:47] 1. Trying to create backup archive …
    [01-mrt-2013 10:45:38] Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes.
    [01-mrt-2013 10:45:38] 2. Trying to create backup archive …
    [01-mrt-2013 10:52:01] Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes.
    [01-mrt-2013 10:52:01] 3. Trying to create backup archive …
    [01-mrt-2013 10:58:18] Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes.
    [01-mrt-2013 10:58:18] One backup file deleted
    [01-mrt-2013 10:58:22] 1. Trying to optimize database …

    As you can see, archiving the files and folders is the hard part. It takes around 20 minutes. That’s pretty long.

    I’m using the latest version of WP and your plugin. I also use Windows.

    Do you have suggestions to speed up the process? Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/

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  • Hi boah123, I’m helping Daniel out here.

    As you can see, archiving the files and folders is the hard part. It takes around 20 minutes. That’s pretty long.

    Not quite if you count the interruptions:
    Job restart due to inactivity for more than 5 minutes.
    3 of those = 15 minutes. Shouldn’t happen, though. We’re on it!

    Hi Caspar,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, I saw the restart due inactivity. If I can help, please let me know.

    Hi boah123, would you mind creating separate backup jobs like this?
    a. your WordPress installation *without* /wp-content/
    b. /wp-content/ *without* /wp-content/uploads/
    c. only /wp-content/uploads/

    The inactivity problem might occur because some hosts automatically cancel scripts that run too long. If you have 996 folders to backup, there’s a good chance splitting the backup in separate jobs —each with less folders/fiels/runtime— will to the job.

    Same problem here. Worked excellent until upgrade to 2.0

    @caspar

    I will try this now.

    Another problem is the auto-update: it puts WP in update mode (site not available for visitors) and never return back. So, I have to update with FTP.

    @boah123 Let me know how it goes. Will check the auto-update issue.

    Any answers to this issue ? I’m having the same thing, time out after 5 mins

    Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    Pleas look under setting | Job and try ia liittel bit with it.

    Best ist setup Restart on archive creation. set it to 200 MB

    I have tried that. I tried 200, 100, 50 but it never worked. Every time it says the job is completed but actually no files are transferred to DropBox and always there is the timeout errors in the logs.

    There is a report elsewhere that simply using an old version of the plugin fixes the problem. I’m not sure if you are aware of that or not but it seems something in version 3 might be causing it ?

    @caspar: First of all, sorry for my late reply.

    Splitting backups is not a solutions. Somehow compressing takes too long.

    I have two intuitive suggestions:
    1) Change temp direcry outside website
    2) Change the archive proces by first copying the website files to a temp directory and then archive this temp directory at once.

    What do you think?

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