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[Resolved] [Plugin: BackUpWordPress] installation error 406 response

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  • I got the same error right now, after installing BackUpWordPress.

    Can someone advise, regarding this error ?


    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    The issue is that your wp-cron.php is not returning a 200 response when hit with a http request originating from your own server, it could be several things, all of which are out of my control.

    Some things I would test are.

    1. Are scheduled posts working? (They use wp-cron too).
    2. Are you hosted on Heart Internet? (wp-cron is known not to work with heart internet).
    3. If you click manual backup does it work?
    4. Try adding define( ‘HMBKP_DISABLE_MANUAL_BACKUP_CRON’, true ); to your wp-config.php, does your manual backup work then?
    5. Try adding define( ‘ALTERNATE_WP_CRON’, true ); to you wp-config.php, do backups (manual and automatic) work?
    6. Is your site private (I.E is it behind some kind of authentication, maintenance plugin, .htaccess) if so wp-cron won’t work until you remove it, if you are and you temporarily remove the authentication, do backups start working?


    I have the same error.
    “BackUpWordPress has detected a problem. wp-cron.php is returning a 406 response which could mean cron jobs aren’t getting fired properly. BackUpWordPress relies on wp-cron to run scheduled back ups.”

    I tested all the things you said.

    The manual back-ups are working when I click it.
    I got the email with the zipped file.

    I try to add “define( ‘ALTERNATE_WP_CRON’, true );” to my wp-config.php, the manual back up still working but not the automatic one.

    I have the Version 1.6.5 of the plugin and WordPress 3.3.1
    Is there something else I can try ?
    Thank you


    It works now.
    I add these lines on my .htaccess :

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    SecFilterEngine Off
    SecFilterScanPOST Off

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    Thanks for reporting back with your fix, any idea why you had to do that?

    I’ll add it to the FAQ

    Sorry for my late answer…

    I don’t really have an idea, I’ve made a search in the support and found this : http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-cronphp-error-406?replies=2

    I tried, and it is working perfectly. Maybe it’s because of the host and some security stuff. It’s better so to add an .htaccess and .htpasswd to /wp-admin/

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