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  • How can I apply Xcloner for multi sites?

    I have 1 main domain and 3 sub domains which means 1 main folder and 3 sub folders. My questions are:

    1) How can I backup the main folder for its own data only without other 3 sub folders?

    2) Each scheduled daily backup for the main folder has gone up to 2000 MB, I guess this includes the sub folders. However, the sub folders are empty after downloading, why?

    3) What is the best way to backup and download my 4 sites (1 main folder and 3 sub folders)?

    Kindly advise, thank you very much!

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  • Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    1) to achieve that, simply exclude the sub-folders from the File Exclusion manager when generating the backup

    2) you can exclude the subfolders when using the cron mode by adding them to the exclude files/foldes list in XCloner Config Cron tab; in cron mode XCloner does not split backups larger than 2GB, yet…., so it might be a system limitation(on some servers, you can’t create files larger than 2GB with php), so to fix it, either try and get the backup under 2GB or simply use the main generate backup panel when creating a full backup, backups created there are being split automatically when that limitation is reached

    3) use the main Generate backup option from XCloner backend, you can easily follow there the backup process and download it/them(if multiple parts) when finished

    Hope it helps! Ovidiu

    Thank you very much for the reply.

    I have some further questions:

    1. How do I do the exclusion in Config Cron? Excluded Directories? What about Mysql database?

    2. While downloading backups from WP dashboard, my site is down and can’t be open. I wonder why? To solve the problem, I have to download it from my cPanel.

    Many thanks!

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    1. Simply add the folder full path in the exclude area, one per line, to exclude a directory; if you want to backup multiple database, you need to assign the default mysql user you have setup in XCloner to those additional databases, and they will get listed in an Additional databases to exclude area

    2. that’s normal, the site is not down, just the server won’t serve a new connection to you until that is finished, better use cpanel or a ftp client to download the backup

    1. If I exclude the directories, will the system exclude the database of the directories as well?

    2. Thanks for the info.

    3. If I run a daily cron script for 1 main and 3 sub folders, will the simultaneous action affect my server?

    4. I have set up delete old backups to ‘3 days’ but backups before 3 days are still in the server, what did I miss?

    Thank you very much!

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    1. No, it’s only a file structure exclude option

    3. i don’t think so, but it depends on what kind of hosting setup you have there

    4. check the cronlog, usually you have there the delete backups message as well as the deleted archives, have you checked the server date of the backups from the View Backups screen?

    1. So how do I exclude sub directories’ database?

    3. I’m using ‘Cron Jobs’ on Bluehost.

    4. I’ve checked View Backups screen, ‘backup_2011-07-29_00-00’ is still there. Is it because this feature is only applicable to cron backups, not for manual backups?

    Thank you!

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    1. you simply don’t include them in the backup, by default, only the main database setup in XCloner Mysql tab is included in the backup

    3. should be no issue as that is a common user cron manager

    4. yes, that feature only works in cron mode

    1. You mean just do not select any extra databases listed in ‘Cron’ tab > Mysql Options > Include Extra Databases?

    Thank you very much!

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    1. Yes, that’s correct

    Thank you, however the list of database is shown on Site 2 (sub directory website) not Site 1 (main folder), how come?

    Below is the list that I found in Site 2 (‘Cron’ tab > Mysql Options > Include Extra Databases), btw why ‘site_xcloner’ is in the list, is this normal:


    Hope this is the last question, thank you very much!

    Plugin Author Liuta Ovidiu


    The databases listed there are the ones that your setup mysql user has access to, check your XCloner Config Mysql tab for the current mysql username

    Oh ya, it’s related to the mysql username. Many thanks and happy weekend! ☺

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