WordPress Backup to Dropbox
[resolved] 150MB Memory Limit? (3 posts)

  1. bstritesky
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had a few backups that were stopping dead in their tracks with this fatal error:

    [12-Oct-2012 13:11:14] PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 157286400 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 49247398 bytes) in my-website.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/Dropbox_API/src/Dropbox/API.php on line 293

    HostGator did some troubleshooting and said this:

    /home/mysoph/public_html/redvillagechurch.com/wp/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/wp-backup-to-dropbox.php:define('BACKUP_TO_DROPBOX_MEMORY_LIMIT', 150);

    I changed that to 1150 and its working fine now. I changed this one as a courtesy, as this is a plugin issue, you'll need to change any others you have. I would honestly contact the developer on this one too. They shouldnt' be hardcoding a limit into there that you can't change in the plugin panel.

    Why the hard-coded value? Any plans to make this configurable or higher by default?


  2. Robert
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Michael De Wildt
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The value is set to 150 so that blogs with very little memory requirements do not run into issues.

    I have a goal to get a backup of any size to run in under 150mb with an updated API. Until then editing this value is the best way forward.


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