Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » How to delete scheduled tasks which are overdue

  • Resolved sabadil

    (@sabadil)


    I did a manual backup today, which was successful. How do I delete the scheduled tasks that didn’t work. Thanks!

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  • Plugin Contributor bcrodua

    (@bcrodua)

    Hi,

    You can go to the UpdraftPlus “Backup/Restore” tab and find the “stop” link to stop the backup in progress.

    Regards,
    Bryle

    Hi. There isn’t a backup in progress being shown. There’s a backup scheduled for July that never ran, plus the warning message “Warning: WordPress has a number (17) of scheduled tasks which are overdue. Unless this is a development site, this probably means that the scheduler in your WordPress install is not working”. I’d like to delete all of those.

    See screenshot:
    https://postimg.cc/w3NDqnRM

    Plugin Contributor bcrodua

    (@bcrodua)

    Hi,

    Thanks for the screenshot.

    The July backup is the last completed backup run. That will only be replaced if a new successful backup is completed.

    “Warning: WordPress has a number (17) of scheduled tasks which are overdue. Unless this is a development site, this probably means that the scheduler in your WordPress install is not working”.

    It appears that there is an issue with the WordPress scheduler. WordPress is not able to call the WP-Cron system to process the scheduled tasks.

    Could you try adding the following line of code to your wp-config.php file (above the ‘stop editing’ line):
    define( ‘ALTERNATE_WP_CRON’, true );

    This will enable the alternative WordPress Cron system. This is designed to allow scheduled tasks to be processed when the main WP Cron is not able to run.

    Could you then attempt a new backup?

    Regards,
    Bryle

    sabadil

    (@sabadil)

    Thank you. That worked!

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