Backup Scheduler
[resolved] missing backup file (7 posts)

  1. helmsinepu
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I recently started using backup scheduler, and had a problem on my site. I deleted and re-installed wordpress.

    However, when I looked at my emails, I am missing the backup file with the .zip extension. The email subjects read 2 of 5, 3 of 5, 4 of 5, an 5 of 5. This happened on 1/29 and 1/25- the two backups I ran.

    I sent them to a gmail address, and I've checked the trash and 'all mail' for the 1 of 5 file.

    (I'm using dreamhost to host the site, and I also tried their "restore from our backup" option. Apparently they don't have it backed up.)

    Any ideas for how to at least do a partial recovery of the files in the zip file, or otherwise get my site back up and running?

    I also have a backup zip file from a different site, with most if not all of the same plug-ins installed. I'm wondering if there's any way to use that for a partial recovery.



  2. Sed Lex
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    As it is explained in the conf page, gmail is quite suspicious on zip file that it can open (and here he cannot as the zip file need all the other file to be unziped)

    That is why there is an option to rename zip file ...

    Did you deleted your entire former installation

    If not I may explain you hwo to retrieve the file

  3. helmsinepu
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I deleted all the files in the domain, but before I did that I copied them all to a directory in a different domain. All the files appear to be there, so maybe I can use that?

    At this point, there's an empty install of wordpress on the site I'm trying to restore.

  4. Sed Lex
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    wonderful... look into wp-content/sedlex/backup-scheduler/

    You should have the missing zip file in it :)

    Tell me if it solve your problem

  5. helmsinepu
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hooray! It's there. :) I'm downloading it now.

    It's strange, because I installed the plugin on two other sites, with backups going to the same email address, and the zip files went through for them. I'll make sure I use the rename option on all of them when this is fixed.


  6. Sed Lex
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I know that gmail can be erratic somhow :)

  7. helmsinepu
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That did the trick, and it's all back. Thanks for the quick response.

    I've added the zip file suffix to avoid this problem in the future.

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