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[resolved] no more backups since 1.2, but no errors (13 posts)

  1. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using wpb2db for a while now and I really like it!
    It used to work untill last week before I did an update from version 1.1 to version 1.2.
    I don't get any error messages and the backup history tells me that it started and finished its weekly backup. But when I go to my dropbox there's no change. I triggered a manual backup to dropbox and still there was no error message. But again no change in my dropbox folder (yes it is online and in sync).
    I re-authorized wpb2db with my dropbox account. Still no changes in dropbox.
    Usually a backup takes about 3-5 Minutes for my site to complete, but now the log says "finished" after 40 seconds.
    I'm using WP 3.4.1

    thanks in advance

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/

  2. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does the process file count increase when you backup now?

  3. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No. It says:
    "Backup Progress
    Your backup has been scheduled and is waiting for WordPress to start it. This could take a few minutes, so now is a good time to go and grab a cup of coffee."
    In "Backup Settings" I can see two new log messages (green) for backup start and backup end.
    Then I changed the destination folder (Store backup in a subfolder of the wpb2d app folder) and started a manual backup (backup now). Again, I had no errors but it took only a minute and no new subfolder apperared in my dropbox.

  4. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you leave it on the backup now screen for, say 5 mins, does it end up saying 'Backing up WordPress path at...'?

  5. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No. I don't get this message any more. Still there is the "stop backup" button.

  6. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thats fine. Stopping will just clear the scheduled backup out of the cron.

    Your .htaccess could have changed and might be blocking wp-cron which is required to start the backup process.

    Please refer to the following thread for information on to solve the issue - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-backup-to-dropbox-nothing-seems-to-happen-when-backing-up

  7. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Mike
    I've read the thread you've posted in your last reply. To check if there is a cron issue, I created a scheduled post and it worked.
    A there any changes in the usage of cron between v1.1 and v1.2? In v1.1 dropbox backup used to work perfectly. Meanwhile I didn't change anything on .htaccess or similar.

  8. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Mike
    Maybe I have some Interesting news:

    I went back to Version 1.1, authorized it to my Dropbox account and started a manual backup. Bingo! Everything is working again. I did not change anything on my WP (.htaccess, cron, etc) so far. There must be a difference between v1.1 and v1.2.
    I store my backup in a subfolder of wpb2d app folder. This folder contains an underscore character but neither blanks nor other special characters.

    If I can help with further information, please let me know.

  9. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thats not good to hear.

    Are you getting any errors in your error logs?

    I made some changes to avoid 'unlinking issues' that could be the culprit.

    Do you get the same issues with this version?

    https://github.com/downloads/michaeldewildt/WordPress-Backup-to-Dropbox/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox.zip

  10. divnull
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This one seems to work. Version says 1.2.
    Just disabled 1.1 plugin, copied all new files into the plugin folder and re-enabled backup-to-dropbox plugin. No need to re-authorize the plugin with my dropbox.

    thanks! :-)

  11. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome. I have released 1.2.1 to the world! :)

  12. marqus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is strange! 1.2.2 doesnt work. No backup and no error-message either. But the version in this thread works great, so I stick with this one until problem solved :)

  13. karloy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here - 1.3 stopped working, activity log is simply blank. The attached version (1.2) works great. Running on mediatemple GS.

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