BackWPup - WordPress Backup Plugin
[resolved] Question about cron job scheduled backups (5 posts)

  1. Balint Toth
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I have a question about scheduled backups which use cron jobs. I am aware of the fact that there has to be a visitor in order to the cron job execute. I have a site currently hosted on my local dev server, and I have set up scheduled hourly database and daily full-site backups, and the hourly backup runs only while I am logged in or making anything on the site (so there are site visits/page loads).

    My question is: what happens if I set up a daily backup to run with cron jobs, and there is low amount of visits? For example, if I set a daily backup to run at 3 am, if there is a visit only at 9 am, will the backup run at 9, or there are some time limits to that?

    Thank You!


  2. emteec
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would also be very interested in the answer to this question.

  3. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Best solution for this is to setup a local cron that opens wp-cron.php timewise.

    There are many manuels in the web how to do it.

  4. ukando
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I noticed the second time that Backwpup next run schedule was reset to December 31, 1969.
    ... until I run Job manually.
    Schedules are a so much important thing.

    Can I update WordPress to 3.7 with this plugin, guys?

  5. Daniel Hüsken
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ukando: yes u can. Pelease test the beta on https://github.com/inpsyde/backwpup with the rest problem.

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