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  • Hi-

    Just an FYI, I love this plugin, but the recent version seems to be spawning numerous apache instances, most of them running tar. On our dedicated server, it slowed the site down to a crawl. Once I disabled the plugin and killed those processes, the site began loading at its normal, snappy speed. I had disabled all plugins and incrementally added them back in, and Snapshot appeared to be the culprit. It almost seems like it was stuck in a loop, running in the background. Also, strangely, I either did not have scheduled backups enabled, or it was occurring during a time when the scheduled backup was not set to run.

    And today, I noticed the same behavior on a different site and server. Once I disabled it, the site loaded super fast again.

    Anyhow, thought you’d like to know, as this is a great plugin and I install it on just about every site we build.



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  • Plugin Author Jay Versluis


    Hi Bret,

    Thank you for your feedback, I think something since WordPress 3.1 is causing this strange behaviour. Next week (after WordCamp Miami) I will have some time to look into this and finally give Snapshot a well deserved overhaul. I have a long list of things I want to do but this one is at the very top of the list.

    I’d love your input on the next beta release, let me know if you’re interested in giving it a spin before general release.

    Thanks, Jay. Happy to help—if you need help beta testing, just let me know.

    Plugin Author Jay Versluis


    Hey Bret,

    Sorry for the delay in pushing out the beta, life just got busier than I had expected. Bear with me 😉

    Hey Jay-

    No worries! I really appreciate your followup, though. I totally understand about busy—this has been the busiest first quarter I’ve ever seen. Hope all is going well!

    Forgot to ask a question: Do you have any plans to integrate cloud backups to Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud FIles? I’d love to have Cloud Files backup. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Jay Versluis


    Yes actually, I was just discussing this with someone yesterday 😉

    I’m thinking of Dropbox and Amazon S3 right now, but I’d like to add more services to the mix once the plugin is more solid.

    My biggest problem is that I’m not a PHP coder – I’m learning as I go along, but it doesn’t come easy to me. I’m ore like the “visionary” who would like to see this thing come to life.

    Well, I’m impressed with what you’ve done so far considering you’re not a PHP coder! Looking forward to the updates. Thanks!

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