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Can't restore site from local server using WP Clone (4 posts)

  1. Robert Laing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I can't restore site using WP Clone after editing on local server.
    WP Clone creates a zip file and seem to back up OK.
    After ftp'ing the zip backup to the server holding the live site, and using the "restore" feature (having checked that the path is correct of course) I get the error message "The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using WP's zip file extractor,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : Incompatible Archive."

    If I only backup and restore the database, and manually ftp the wp-content file over, everything works.

    Why is the WP clone program not unzipping the wp-content file and restoring it to the live site? It isn't the size of the backup, it's only 1.5mb as I have experimenting with blank sites with different themes just to see if I can get it to work.

    Is it a problem with xampp and windows 8?

    Please help!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/

  2. Robert Laing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Maybe the reason I am having so many problems is that it is not being updated - says it only works with WP up to 3.8. I'm up to date with 3.91. ??????

  3. Robert Laing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Reverted to the known WP version that is recommended for WP Clone - version 3.83. Still getting the same error messages. Backups seem to work, no error messages, and can extract zip files ok (which was suggested in another post from someone having the same problem to check whether or not the backup zip file was corrupted - it isn't).

    Restore is still not working when I try to backup and restore from localhost server (xampp) to live site, (but it works when I backup and restore from live site to xampp local server) and I am still getting the same error message - "The plugin encountered an error while extracting the zip file using WP's zip file extractor,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : Incompatible Archive."

    I have tried all combinations of backup, alterative zip, database only with a manual transfer of wp content folder, and it will still not work when attempting to transfer from local server to live site.

    I have only tried this plugin for cloning the live site for use on local host (xampp server). After 80 hours (!) of working with this I will try now to backup and restore from live site to another live site, and if it works then it appears that there is a conflict with the local server, although I have seen other demonstrations where it works fine.

    I would appreciate some help/suggestions from the WP Clone developers? Thanks

  4. Robert Laing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have tried a backup and restore from a live site to another live site - SAME ERROR. ??????? HELP!!!!!

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