Plugin does not appear in “Plugins” area of dashboard.
Plugin folder is deleted off the server.
But… Under the “Tools” area, the option still appears.
There is NO SCHEDULED backup, there is no plugin installed or folder, yet it still runs, wasting space.
Stores backups on the same drive / server as the site (so if the server or hard drive goes down, the backups go along with it).
Uses up space very quickly.
I thought the fix was to edit database.
Remove the following records from ‘options’ table:
hmbkp_path hmbkp_default_path _transient_hmbkp_plugin_data
Okay, plugin was uninstalled.
Plugin folder was deleted.
Remaining database records (above) deleted.
Backups option for BackUpWordPress appear under tools!
Backups are being created!
How is this even possible? – Makes me think this plugin delivers a hidden payload(s)?
This plugin is VERY frustrating! Once it’s in, you don’t get it out.
When you log back into wp-admin, the deleted database records are restored!
I finally found the issue! (After a long time).
Reinstall the plugin, then activate the plugin.
Upon reactivation, your WP dashboard header will display two messages:
The BackUpWordPress Plugin has been de-activated The WP Remote Plugin includes BackUpWordPress.
In my opinion, this is a terrible implementation.
I’m deleting my WP Remote account and removing the plugin, just so I can get rid of this mess. WP remote was supposed to enable remote updates NOT to also waste server space and resources, processing needless backups (even though I had zero backups scheduled).
The functionality of these two plugins should be separate.
Obviously, I’m not happy with this plugin. Removed and canceled WP Remote account.
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