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Fatal error: Allowed memory size

  • Hi, I see that a lot of people get this error with larger sites. I used the advanced settings and used the alternate zip method. I also set the max memory limit and creating the backup now works, but I still get a Fatal Error when trying to restore to a new server.

    Do I have to use advanced settings when restoring on the new server? The backup size is 266mb… is that just too large?

    I sure hope there is a solution to this. I would love to finally have a wp cloning plugin that works well.



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  • Plugin Author WP Academy


    yeah probably,the plugin normally uses WP’s zip file extractor to unzip the backups,and there’s a good chance that it might not work with large-ish backups. the ‘alternate zip method’ uses the pclzip library to extract (or archive depending on the situation) the backups and it has the ability to use temporary files to help with the memory usage.
    by the way,starting with 2.1.6,you can exclude directories to keep the backup size small.

    Thanks. I’ve updated the plugin but now I get this message when trying to restore to the new server:

    Error Message : User ‘wrd5xkxpuak’ has exceeded the ‘max_questions’ resource (current value: 75000)

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    did you get that as a wpclone error (like “the plugin encountered an error during… etc etc”) or as an php error (like the “fatal error” one)?

    I’m not sure which it is. The entire message is this:

    The plugin encountered an error while cloning the database,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : User ‘wrd5xkxpuak’ has exceeded the ‘max_questions’ resource (current value: 75000)

    Temporary files created in /hermes/waloraweb064/b793/moo.jmldesignlab/swss-test/wp-content/wpclone-temp will be deleted.

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    try running a db optimization plugin on the main site and then make a backup,that could reduce the db size if there are a lot of revisions and stuff.
    you could ask your host to temporarily increase this mysql limitation,but if that doesn’t work out,you’ll probably have to do this manually.

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