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Compression method is ZipArchive (4 posts)

  1. somedroid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Been on 2.1.17 for ages tried to upgrade to v3 a few times.

    Stays on Compression method is ZipArchive for 7 minutes then in the end finishes, this used to take 10 seconds on the old version


  2. qmsdeveloper
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would say try changing Compression Method
    BackWPup => Jobs
    Edit the Backup Job
    in : Archive Format
    try Tar Or Tar GZip
    they should be faster

  3. Aaron
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Having the same issue on multiple sites... on almost every site that I've installed backwpup on with the new v3 version it is slow and times out after 7-10 minutes... even after switching archive format.

  4. FNGeditor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same as somedroid...been using 2.1.17 for awhile with no trouble. Ever since the introduction of 3.xx.xx, the backups do not work without tweaking. I went back to the 2.x version for all my sites and just recently figured I would try 3.0.12 to see if it would work out of the box. No luck... backups fail by default settings.

    What worked before and still seems to be the answer for me is to go to "settings" then choose the "jobs" tab (not the "jobs" from the main selection.. then next to "Method for creating ZIP archive" select PclZip.

    Don't really know why ZipArchive doesn't work since it is the method being used on previous version, but no backup works on any of my sites unless I set this option.

    Personally, I don't trust a plugin upgrade which doesn't work with default settings, so I will wait to "upgrade" my other sites until it seems the ZipArchive works properly.

    The stated difference between the two methods compression is that PclZip requires more memory but only opens two files at a time and ZipArchive uses less memory but has many files open at a time.

    Hope this update helps some folks...

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