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  1. ezlxq73
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    Xcloner is the best backup solution I have found for WordPress, but I have had lots of problems with it. I am not sure why anyone would pay?

    - turning on compression causes manual backups to fail and only works for CRON backups

    - CRON backups give very little information with which to debug ftp problems and overall it is easier to just try every combination until it works

    - Manual backup has never worked for me because of JSON errors

    - ftp settings include an option for "Secure" but there is no information about whether this is sftp, ftps (ftp over implicit TLS/SSL) or ftpes (ftp over implicit TLS/SSL), which doesn't make it any easier to debug problems

    - ftp process relies on the target path being a real filepath and not a symlink. The ftp process should instead CD to the target directory and then put the file.

    - it is easy to enable a "log" but where is it? Why is it not just as easy to view the log for a backup?

    As I said, Xcloner is still the best backup plugin I have found. I just wish it worked properly.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xcloner-backup-and-restore/

  2. xcloner
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    K, so to answers your concerns:

    1. yes, enabling compression mode when Manual backup option is also enabled it's not a good idea, this probably is the source of your JSON errors, so my suggestion if you want to use the compression mode is to either use cron or simply set the Manual backup option to No(i cannot guarantee this will work however due to server timeouts)
    2. the secure ftp option is using the ssl ftp function http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ftp-ssl-connect.php to connect to the remote server
    3. there is a log inside the XCloner Config -> System tab,which will work when the Manual backup is also enabled

    Hope it helps! Ovidiu

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