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[Plugin: BackWPup] Too many backups . . . (18 posts)

  1. wifiuk
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When i run my backups. i also get a copy emailed to me, dropbox and to a ftp.

    but when the backup is running its sending me 10 backups to my email all the same size all containing the same thing?

    also get it doing the same to my dropbox and to my http://ftp....

    can you look into this its getting annoying now and spamming up my ftp server and my email .. and wasting dropbox space too ...

  2. opicron
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Browsing the forums I did not see this issue before. I guess that it is either some conflicting plugin, or more likely, your automatic backup settings which are incorrect.

  3. wifiuk
    Posted 4 years ago #

    its set to back up once every friday at midnight.

  4. spfohl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This happens to me also. I have 12 Mails send to me with the logfile and 6 Files in my dropbox. If i manual start a Backup all works fine.

  5. Robert Novak
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same here...

    - [ERROR] Job _____ already running!!!
    - repeated files backups
    - database - restore from backup - wrong characters (everything is broken)
    - dropbox don't work well

    ... this plugin has just to many bugs....

    I give up !

  6. stumax
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've just noticed the same issue. I set a weekly backup to run at 3:00 am on Sundays, and set it to save to the server's backup folder. Looks like the script fired off every 5 minutes from 3:00 to 3:55 am.

    No harm done, I suppose, except that I only need *one* good backup. :-)

  7. microberto
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually, there *is" harm done. I've had MULTIPLE accounts get flooded with too many backups (forgot to set max # files), and it's crushing my servers.

    This is going on like crazy when using the built-in WP-Cron settings. It's in 3.1.2 and 3.1.3.

    Daniel PLEASE look into this. Contact me if you need access to a server where it's happening.

  8. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    sorry I dont make changes on the version, because WP 3.2 is on the way and i have nerley coplete recoded BackWPup for the 3.2 release. I will be release if WP 3.2 is out.

  9. microberto
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You are going to copy and paste responses? Well so am I.

    Daniel, this is extremely irresponsible of you. I understand it's open source, but you have created a plugin that is devastating servers and took one of mine down with its errant processes last night.

    I just woke up with 233 e-mails - a server had been gzipping all night long and was on its knees. It's not a horrible thing until you fail to claim responsibility in helping fix the problem.

    I am also not the only person having these problems, so clearly it is not just me.

    Not everyone will be moving to 3.2 immediately. You have a responsibility to those whose servers your software has hammered to FIX THE PROBLEM before we get thrown off of our hosting plans.

    I have lost all respect for you and your plugin and will be finding another backup solution and writing a terrible review (and SEOing it) unless you do something about it.


  10. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    please test 1.7.4 and give feadback

  11. dannygoodall
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Daniel, great plugin by the way. I've been suffering with the multiple backup problems - although not as badly as some on here.

    I've been updating the plugin as you've released new versions over the last 2 days (1.74..1.77) but have still been getting the problem.

    I installed 1.77 last night to see if that solved the problem but this morning I saw that the plugin had run 5 times for the same backup job. Each time I was emailed a log file and each time it said that the backup has been completed successfully.

    My configuration:
    - Backup to DropBox
    - Store a maximum of 8 files in DropBox
    - Job type Database Backup
    - Activate scheduling ON
    - Minutes 0, Hours 03, Days ANY, Day of Month ANY, Day of Week ANY
    - Backup file: LR_Daily_SQL_
    - Send log to my email address
    - Store backups on server too - "/MYWPROOTFOLDER/wp-content/backwpup-XXXX/" (I've changed the items in CAPS)

    -All 5 files were stored successfully in my DropBox account. Only the 8 newest files are there - the oldest ones were deleted. All 5 backup files also present in my backwpup-XXXX folder too.

    -I have one other scheduled backup job which is a file and database backup. It runs on the 1st and 15th day of the month so it shouldn't have interfered here.

    From the log file hidden HTML elements:
    <meta name="backwpup_version" content="1.7.7" />
    <meta name="php_version" content="5.2.17" />
    <meta name="mysql_version" content="5.1.54-msl-usrs-sure2-log" />
    <meta name="backwpup_logtime" content="1309057368" />
    <meta name="backwpup_errors" content="0" />
    <meta name="backwpup_warnings" content="0" />
    <meta name="backwpup_jobid" content="2" />
    <meta name="backwpup_jobname" content="Daily XXXXXXXXX XXXXXX SQL" />
    <meta name="backwpup_jobtype" content="DB" />
    <meta name="backwpup_backupfilesize" content="899412" />
    <meta name="backwpup_jobruntime" content="10" />

    I'd be happy to help try to resolve this if you want me to try different things.

    Kind regards

  12. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    runthe 5 job at sthe same time or on after the next?
    can jo mail me all 5 logs ?

  13. dannygoodall
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Daniel, the jobs run one after another. I'll send the logs to the email account from your main (in the German language) web site.


  14. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    in the moment i can see it comes with W3 total cache im testing more but with the plugin i can reproduse it!

  15. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

  16. Bart
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got my hosting account suspended after using BackWPup. I don't a caching plugin and I don't had any cronjobs set.

    So there is more to this.
    Maybe this plugin isn't al to stable

    Also read this:


  17. kanjipad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Daniel,

    As a part-time software programmer I can sympathise with your situation. It is very hard to test every configuration unless you are a big company like Microsoft.

    I have had to delete this plugin because I had too many backups and my account got suspended three times, including one while I was trying to fix the issue just five minutes after the last suspension was cleared. I may have misunderstood the scheduler - you might want to look at the interface you've provided. I had thought I was asking for weekly backups, but got several a few minutes apart.

    Good luck with the debugging,



  18. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi kanjipad,

    i have maked a easyer to use scheduler in the devlopment version, that hopfuly helps people like you. The old scheduler has al littele bit reworked and is included too for peapole that would like have more feautres. Also i have spend tham some java to display a waning on configurations tha run all 5 mins.

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