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  • Resolved Ilan


    BUWP isn’t working! WTF!

    Version 1.3.1, WP 3.2.1.

    “Back Up Now” does nothing. No new backups appear. No new files in backups/. Nothing in error log.

    4 existing backups from recent days only contain the SQL dump, no files.

    I’ve set no constants in wp-config.php. Defaults ought to apply.

    Exasperated. If can’t rely on backups…

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  • Ilan


    Download links don’t work either, and _no indication_ of failure. WTF?

    URLs like
    just display the plugin’s page, no indication that a download was supposed to have been in the response instead?

    Also, just noticed this in php_errors.log:
    [28-Aug-2011 23:04:58] PHP Warning: Wrong parameter count for fwrite() in /foo/wp-content/plugins/backupwordpress/functions/backup.functions.php on line 64

    Same here. No files in backup, only the sqldump. Appache error log shows
    fwrite() expects at least 2 parameters, 1 given in ……/backup.functions.php on line 64

    Same here. Just realized that no automatic backups have taken place since late-June. Last 10 backups still there. Click Backup Now and nothing happens. Removed several old backups. Tried again. Still nothing.

    Version 1.3.1, WP 3.2.1. All settings are default. (Not techy enough to dare change anything)

    Post-script: Wondering if there is a relationship between your “Last Updated: 2011-6-7” and my last successful backup June 22?

    Plugin Author Matthew Haines-Young


    Hi Guys.

    Really sorry we’ve not been around to answer support – we’ve been super busy.

    Thanks for reporting the bug Ilan, RvDam. This will be fixed in the next release.

    INTJKim – could you just give me some information on your setup – WordPress version, and whether you are on a windows server or not as these are the cause of most bugs.

    If it is something else – we will investigate further.

    Plugin Author Matthew Haines-Young


    I have just updated the development version on the plugin repository.

    Give it a try if you are still having problems.

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    Please try 1.3.2 and see if that resolves your issues, if not please email and we’ll do our best to get to the bottom of things.

    I have the same problem everyone else has listed. I installed the plugin via WordPress (logged in) and it says it’s scheduled a nightly backup. But no backups appear in my cpanel, just an empty backup folder. When I tell it to backup my database and files (45MB) manually in WordPress, it does this – a 30MB zipped file that appears in the backup folder. And I can’t find anything wrong in this file. But the scheduled backup system itself doesn’t seem to be working at all. I need a simple automated daily backup!

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    If your manual backups are working but your automatic backups are failing then that points to an issue with wp-cron not working as thats how the automatic backups are kicked off.

    Could you try scheduling a post for 30 min in the future and then going back 30 min later and seeing if it published correctly or missed it’s schedule.

    I scheduled a test post for 30+ minutes later and it published on time as scheduled.

    I did find the following in an error log. What does it mean?

    [01-Nov-2011 23:19:35] PHP Warning: require(wordpress./wp-blog-header.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/skandara/public_html/index.php on line 17
    [01-Nov-2011 23:19:35] PHP Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘wordpress./wp-blog-header.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/skandara/public_html/index.php on line 17



    Peace, Skangie,

    Your failing require() problem seems unrelated to the BUWP plugin problems.

    Line 17 in index.php (we’re in WP 3.2.1, yes?) does indeed read

    How did you get that “wordpress” prefixed to it?! I’ve no idea.
    Maybe dig through . Glancing at it, I can’t imagine how you got that weird error message, as if PHP failed to understand the relative path “./”? (But then, I _hate_ PHP, so pro’ly missing something.)

    Anyway, this forum sucks (search results mostly obsolete, unresolved, uncategorized…), so generally I’d prefer asking in .

    Hmm, note the timestamp on your errors, Nov-01. Could be they’re stale, from an older WP version, or when you were messing with .htaccess, or something?

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    Hi all,

    There’s a new development version which has a lot of fixes, would be great if you could test it and report back.

    I found a new backup plugin and it works!

    WordPress Plugin BackWPup

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    Did 1.5.1 fix your issues?

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