XCloner - Backup and Restore
Automated Scheduled Backups, Or Only Manual Backups? (4 posts)

  1. WordWeaver777
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I have just set up Xcloner for the first time and did a manual backup.

    Is there a way to set up Xcloner so that it automatically performs a backup at a specific time everyday, or at a specific time but only on certain days?

    I looked at all of the settings, but I don't see anything where I can actually schedule a regular daily backup, such as you can do with backup programs like ChronoSync, for example.



  2. xcloner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there! XCloner provides a cron script for running automatic backups, check the XCloner backend left menu -> Cron link, however to run it you need access to a cron manager on your server that can run that script, that cron manager provides usually details regarding when to run that backup script and intervals

    Hope it helps! Ovidiu

  3. WordWeaver777
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Okay, I have found the section that you are referring to and have read the instructions.

    I run WordPress on an eleven-year-old Macintosh G4 mini-tower running Tiger 10.4.11.

    Tiger 10.4.11 uses launchd to run automated cron jobs.

    I have absolutely no experience with using launchd or with setting up and running cron jobs.

    While I do know that they require setting up a .plist file and/or a shell script, I haven't been able to fully understand exactly how to do this, even though I have read and studied online documentation regarding launchd. I am a bit on the older side, and these things don't come to me that easily.

    If someone would be willing to write this plist file or shell script for me, I would be most appreciative. I can provide you with the path for the cloner.cron.php file on my server, as well as the path for my custom-installed PHP binary.

    Thanks to whoever may come to my assistance.

  4. xcloner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try and follow this post and see if crontab is present http://drupal.org/node/236947 , if it is, setup the cron command indicated in the XCloner backend, should look like

    php /path_to_/cloner.cron.php

    check also this regarding crontab http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron


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