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[resolved] Email with download link but no attachment (6 posts)

  1. jdlintz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Tom,
    Great plugin! Saved my skin this morning.
    I was wondering if it were possible to get the automatically generated email with the link to download the backup, but without having the actual ZIP file attached. The ZIP is a bit large to go through the email pipes, so I need to get it manually. I know I can do a manual download from Tools->Backups, but the scheduled email makes a great reminder and the direct link is so convenient. I bet I could hack around and make it work, but it would nice to have a configurable option.
    Thanks again for a great plugin!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backupwordpress/

  2. samfusion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please use a cron job to get your recent zip file sent to your email address, google for better cron codes.

  3. jdlintz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just updated to 1.4.1. Glad to see the advanced options as a form rather than having to edit the config file. Much more user friendly.

    Perhaps my Topic title is confusing. I'm not expressing an issue, but rather a feature request. I do not want the ZIP file to be sent by email, just the download link. I managed to hack a bit and get the result I'm looking for, but it could be a handy option to include on the settings page.

    Also, it would be nice to be able to send to multiple email addresses.

    Keep up the good work. This plugin is on it's way to being my recommended backup plugin for my website design clients.

  4. Matthew Haines-Young
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    We have been thinking about adding multiple backup schedules. eg database daily, files once a week etc. This would certainly allow you to send to multiple email addresses.

    It would not be too hard to add the option to only send a backup reminder rather than the file, however we are keen to keep the plugin as simple as possible and avoid having too many complex options. Its something we will have to look into.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  5. sancho320
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Love both of these ideas! Keep up the good work.

  6. Simon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First, thank you very much for the plugin. My previous solution stopped working and I needed to find a replacement and BackupWordpress works great!

    Since this thread already touches that topic, I'm not going to create a new one for it.

    I'd love to have an option to get the notification (so I know that the backup is running fine), but never with an attachment.

    I have a remote computer that daily mirrors the backup directory, so I don't need it in my inbox too.

    Currently, I'm commenting out the whole block with

    if ( filesize( $file ) < 1000 * 1000 * 10 ) {
    [..]
    }

    in backupwordpress/classes/email.php, but I have to remember to do this after every update.

    An option '[ ] Attach backup to notification' would be very nice.

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