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[resolved] BackWPup not uploading to Dropbox (13 posts)

  1. timbearcub
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I'm having a problem with backing up to Dropbox - this did work with WordPress Backup To Dropbox but had to stop that since it was causing server timeout/CPU issues and my host (Hostgator) wasn't happy. Annoying since it was working fine.

    So I've been trying to use BackWPup to do this but it succeeds but only uploads a few of the root files (166k worth as a zip) but no more.

    Emailing the database works fine, as does Sugarsync database backup - it just seems the files or Dropbox are the issue. It's not a W3TotalCache issue because I disabled that and have tried a manual run several times and it failed complaining of '[ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!'

    I am trying to backup quite a lot of files - 12000 of them - could that be the issue? I have the Dropbox space - more than enough - so that isn't the issue. Strange it only does the first 10 files then says it's done, though. It also shouldn't run out of server space, I have upto a 1Tb!

    BTW 2 Factor Authentication blocks access to BackWPup and other similar plugins, if you didn't know already.

    Log says this:

    013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: BackWPup version 2.1.17; WordPress version 3.5; Copyright © 2013 Inpsyde GmbH Author: Daniel Hüsken
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: BackWPup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: BackWPup job: 3. Dropbox; FILE
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: BackWPup cron: 0 10 * * 6; Sat, 19 Jan 2013 @ 10:00
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: BackWPup job started by cron
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: PHP ver.: 5.2.17; cgi-fcgi; Linux
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: MySQL ver.: 5.5.23-55
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: curl ver.: 7.24.0; OpenSSL/0.9.8t
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: Temp folder is: xxxxxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: [INFO]: Backup file is: xxxxx/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/backwpup_3_2013-01-12_10-00-02.zip
    2013/01/12 10:00.03: 1. try for make list of files to backup....
    2013/01/12 10:00.34: 12807 files with 6.73 GB to backup
    2013/01/12 10:00.34: 1. try to create backup zip (PclZip) archive...
    2013/01/12 10:15.01: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/12 10:15.02: 2. try to create backup zip (PclZip) archive...
    2013/01/12 10:30.02: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/12 10:30.03: 3. try to create backup zip (PclZip) archive...
    2013/01/12 10:45.01: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/12 10:45.01: 1. Try to sending backup file to DropBox...
    2013/01/12 10:45.02: Authed with DropBox from Tim B
    2013/01/12 10:45.02: 46.66 GB free on DropBox
    2013/01/12 10:45.02: Upload to DropBox now started...
    2013/01/12 10:45.03: Backup transferred to https://api-content.dropbox.com/xxxxx.zip
    2013/01/12 10:45.03: One file deleted on DropBox
    2013/01/12 10:45.03: Job done in 2701 sec.

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

  2. timbearcub
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried switching to PHP Zip class, that does better but again kicks out [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity! - one this time, and only 126Mb of Zip

  3. timbearcub
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ahh I think I worked out why it was so large - and why the backup was choking - it was trying to backup the error_log which for some reason has become massive.

    Good tip is to add:

    /error_log,/wp-admin/error_log

    to Exclude Files/Folders from Backup.

  4. timbearcub
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm works for smaller files, still having problems upload anything bigger.

    Is the Dropbox limit still in place?

    I've separated the WordPress PHP files and plugins from the uploads (still not massive, but the images are around 340Mb). That works fine now, but not the images.

    Got a 503 when I tried to back that up, and 5 errors. Wondering whether to split it up even more into smaller chunks?

  5. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    no, dropbox has no limit anymore. but the api is solw and has often errors. The upload ist chunked to 4MB peaces.

  6. timbearcub
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It seems splitting it into less than 150Mb chunks has fixed it though, no errors. I have several jobs of around70-130Mb and they're fast and work fine.

  7. Ballio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My entire site is a 62MB tar.gz file and it fails for this same reason. The DB backup will upload on its own, but apparently nothing of any real size.

    The files are getting created on my server, so I can just grab them via FTP.

    In any event, looks like a tough one, Daniel -- but thanks for putting in the time!

  8. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is that the 503 error too ?

  9. Ballio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't know what the error code returned is...the entire log is below in case that helps. In the week that I've been running BackWPUp, it has completed the upload once. All other nights, it has failed after 3 errors like the below. Of course, the files are out there on my server every night (so I just SFTP them down for now).

    Thanks for looking into it, Daniel!

    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: BackWPup version 2.1.17; WordPress version 3.5; Copyright © 2013 Inpsyde GmbH <http://inpsyde.com> Author: Daniel Hüsken <http://danielhuesken.de>
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: BackWPup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: BackWPup job: 2. File Backup; FILE
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: BackWPup cron: 15 3 * * *; Mon, 21 Jan 2013 @ 03:15
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: BackWPup job started by cron
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: PHP ver.: 5.3.14; cgi-fcgi; Linux
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: MySQL ver.: 5.0.96-log
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: curl ver.: 7.19.7; NSS/3.13.1.0
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: Temp folder is: /home/content/57/10299757/html/yonginusa/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: [INFO]: Backup file is: /home/content/57/10299757/html/Backup/Yong-In-USA/YonginUSA_FILE_2013-01-20_03-46-39.tar.gz
    2013/01/20 03:46.40: 1. try for make list of files to backup....
    2013/01/20 03:46.55: 3398 files with 83.03 MB to backup
    2013/01/20 03:46.55: 1. try to create tar.gz archive file...
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: tar.gz archive creation done
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: Archive size is 62.06 MB
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: 1. Try to sending backup file to DropBox...
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: Authed with DropBox from XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: 4.69 GB free on DropBox
    2013/01/20 03:47.48: Upload to DropBox now started...
    2013/01/20 04:08.03: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/20 04:08.03: 2. Try to sending backup file to DropBox...
    2013/01/20 04:08.04: Authed with DropBox from XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    2013/01/20 04:08.04: 4.69 GB free on DropBox
    2013/01/20 04:08.04: Upload to DropBox now started...
    2013/01/20 04:56.06: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/20 04:56.06: 3. Try to sending backup file to DropBox...
    2013/01/20 04:56.07: Authed with DropBox from XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    2013/01/20 04:56.07: 4.69 GB free on DropBox
    2013/01/20 04:56.07: Upload to DropBox now started...
    2013/01/20 05:10.02: [ERROR] Job restarted, because inactivity!
    2013/01/20 05:10.02: Job done in 5003 sec.

  10. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you please try the devloment version if that helps.

  11. Ballio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For 3 nights in a row now, the upload has worked on the 2.1.17 version. Each log has a single error for inactivity and then the upload completes.

    I've come to expect the dashboard to show 1 error now. :) Although, since the transfer did complete, I wish the error was not red.

    I can try the development version if you want to see the result. I'm inclined to think that the problem is with Dropbox given I haven't changed anything and it started erroring less.

  12. Ballio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, good news...the development version completed with zero errors. It also completed much faster than the last few release versions. Here is the log (I noticed that the log still IDs itself as 2.1.17 ... but I did overwrite the entire directory with the development version available here: http://backwpup.com/download/

    So, thanks Daniel. I'll let it run a few nights and then let you know if it continues error free.

    Log:

    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: BackWPup version 2.1.17; WordPress version 3.5; Copyright © 2013 Inpsyde GmbH Author: Daniel Hüsken
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: BackWPup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: BackWPup job: 2. File Backup; FILE
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: BackWPup cron: 15 3 * * *; Sat, 26 Jan 2013 @ 03:15
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: BackWPup job started manualy
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: PHP ver.: 5.3.14; cgi-fcgi; Linux
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: MySQL ver.: 5.0.96-log
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: curl ver.: 7.19.7; NSS/3.13.1.0
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: Temp folder is: /home/content/57/10299757/html/yonginusa/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: [INFO]: Backup file is: /home/content/57/10299757/html/Backup/Yong-In-USA/YonginUSA_FILE_2013-01-25_23-38-14.tar.gz
    2013/01/25 23:38.14: 1. try for make list of files to backup....
    2013/01/25 23:38.18: 3650 files with 88.45 MB to backup
    2013/01/25 23:38.18: 1. try to create tar.gz archive file...
    2013/01/25 23:39.06: tar.gz archive creation done
    2013/01/25 23:39.06: Archive size is 64.48 MB
    2013/01/25 23:39.06: 1. Try to sending backup file to DropBox...
    2013/01/25 23:39.07: Authed with DropBox from XXXXXXXXX
    2013/01/25 23:39.07: 4.38 GB free on DropBox
    2013/01/25 23:39.07: Upload to DropBox now started...
    2013/01/25 23:40.16: Backup transferred to https://api-content.dropbox.com/1/files/dropbox/Backup/YonginUSA/YonginUSA_FILE_2013-01-25_23-38-14.tar.gz
    2013/01/25 23:40.17: Job done in 123 sec.

  13. Ballio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, about half the time the job still errors ... but, good news is that it hasn't errored more than once, so it completes. I'm still guessing that you're working around an issue at Dropbox (by changing the upload window size or allowing more time or something) rather than there being an issue with BackWPUp itself.

    Thanks again for the time you spend on this plugin, Daniel!

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