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No auto backups since Feb 19, and manual backup won't work (8 posts)

  1. CarolineElisa
    Posted 4 years ago #

    With 1.6.6 of this plugin.

    Trying with 1.6.4 as it seems that is working for others.


  2. pkiula
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem. My guess is that your permissions on the folders are going wrong somehow. At least this is what it was with me.

    Do a

    chmod -R 777 /home/path/to/your/wp/wp-content

    And then run the manual thing again. For me this is the case, every single time.

  3. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    1.6.7 should fix the issue, apologies for the regression.

  4. CarolineElisa
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Tom!

    The manual backup is now working. Will wait and see if the auto backup goes through tonight...

  5. CarolineElisa
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi again Tom,

    I'm afraid that the automatic backups are still not working...

  6. petroica
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem with 1.6.7. It worked fine until I amassed the 10 backups, and now it won't save new ones.

  7. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    If automatic backups are not working, it could be because of an issue with wp-cron.

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

  8. iboxsolutions
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you Tom.

    I've been struggling to get automatic back ups to work for a while and it was indeed a problem with the server running wp-cron.php.

    In case others have the same issues, my host blocked timthumb.php, as did many others, after the security issues surfaced and for some reason it prevented wp-cron.php from running on any of my WordPress sites.

    Adding define( 'ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true ); to wp-config.php did the trick.

    I did have to change the time of the back up to test it and it did a full backup even though I had it set to database only in the settings. I've reinstalled the plugin and hopefully it will be resolved.

    Thank you again.

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