Support » Plugin: Backup & Restore Dropbox » How to restore WP Site with the back up?

  • elmedi


    The Plugin is really great and does the job, but I have 1 problem.

    why the plugin divided the back up to a large number of files?

    which means if I want to restore my site I have to extract all the 36 files and also extract the .tar file inside of each file!!??

    is there isn’t any way to do it faster and efficient?

    Best regards to the developer.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by  elmedi.
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  • Plugin Author backup-dropbox


    Hi elmedi,

    The plugin divided the back up to a large number of files because of many limitations on servers and hosting providers all over the World:

    1. Many of servers and most of shared hosting providers do not support big files;
    2. To create a one big file will be needed much memory of server/hosting;
    3. To create a one big file will be needed much “script running time” of server/hosting;
    4. In case you create backup on Dropbox (not Local backup) – a big backup file must be transferred to Dropbox. Through Internet connection speed of website OR script running time – the backup transfer can be interrupted and backup will not be transferred to Dropbox.
    5. In case your website server/hosting have a high loading (for example it has many website visitors or many other tasks) – it will not be possible create a backup within one big file;

    We had to split the backup file into many smaller files, to optimize the using of backup creation time & memory, and get it worked correctly on any web hosting or any web server in the world to create backup faster and efficient.
    The total size of all small files in your backup – is the size of your whole backup.
    Here are listed only the main reasons for the need to split the archive.

    You DON’T NEED extract backup files by yourself!
    The Dropbox backup and restore plugin will do the whole website restoring automatically.

    To start website restoring – just click the “restore” button on plugin page near appropriate backup, that was created before.

    Thanks for your review and for using of our Dropbox backup and restore plugin.

    Support of Dropbox Backup



    woow thank you so much for your replay, but
    I don’t want my restore to be implemented on the WP account that I created the restore from, I want to migrate my whole site including database to a new online WP acc using the backed up files!?

    Best regards

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  elmedi.
    Plugin Author backup-dropbox


    Please write this question to our support on support[@} to get suggestions.

    Support of Dropbox Backup and Restore

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