Support » Plugin: WordPress Backup and Migrate Plugin - Backup Guard » There’s No Way this is a Full Backup

  • Resolved Scott Fichter


    How does Backup Guard do it? Below what’s been done and why my mind is blown.

    • Tried Duplicator – it times out after 10 minutes
    • I checked total size of my site and it’s 7GIGS Yikes! (cringe)
    • I installed free version of Backup Guard
    • Ran a full backup
    • The archive is only 736MB – Hugh??

    How in the heck does Backup Guard compress 7GIGS into 736MB? There’s no way that’s possible. What am I missing? Also how is it that Backup Guard never times out? It makes me think the plugin is skipping over files. How is this possible?

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  • Ah! I figured it out.

    Backup Guard automatically skips all folders that are not part of the normal WordPress root. After looking at my site’s file structure there’s a good amount of junk folders holding all kinds of nonsense. BA skipped over these folders.

    What still perplexes me is Duplicator still times out but Backup Guard never does.

    Plugin Author Backup Guard


    @surge42 We are using reloading techniques which is letting us to not exceed server limitations and successfully complete backup.

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