WordPress Backup to Dropbox
Pegs CPU at 100% (3 posts)

  1. mdunham
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I thought this might be a good option for my blog. Unfortunately, CPU utilization pegged at 100% and it stayed on backing up the SQL database for over 2 hours until I stopped it manually. My site was unresponsive during this time. I was able to use the admin panel to stop it - but it took a while.

    I'm using the latest Bitnami instance on AWS - so I used the AWS monitoring to diagnose the problem. CPU usage is the issue.

    It did start creating a backup in the backup directory. It didn't show any errors in the admin panel, but as it is - I can't use it.


  2. Michael De Wildt
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Gday mate,

    This is the first I have heard of an issue like this. The backup PHP code is not doing anything other then Database reads and Disk IO which does not need that much CPU. I have tested it on low CPU virtual machines and have had now issues.

    Do you have wp-cron hooked up to your unix cron? Or are you using the standard WordPress quasi cron?


  3. mdunham
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No cron at all - this was a manual backup and since this was posted I used backupwordpress - and it worked just fine. I tried it because I was concerned there were permission errors - but it doesn't appear to be the case.

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