Support » Plugin: XCloner - Backup and Restore » [Plugin: XCloner – Backup and Restore] Automated Scheduled Backups, Or Only Manual Backups?

  • Hello,

    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.


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  • Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    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


    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.

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    Try and follow this post and see if crontab is present , 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


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