Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » Updraft too many backups

  • Resolved Lee Webber


    Hi, since this morning, Updraft seems to be backing up my site every few minutes!! I have not changed anything in the settings – I am getting confirmation emails of the back up constantly now. so far today: (Aug 09 2017)
    Backed up: 08:21, 08:36, 08:51, 09:04, 09:16, 09:46, 10:00…..

    Anyone experiencing the same?
    I have updated to the latest Updraft plus plugin this morning but it is still happening.


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  • Plugin Contributor aporter


    Hi Lee,

    What settings do you have saved for your backup schedule?

    Best wishes,


    Hi, I have it to backup every 12 hours, but it has been ignoring this and backing up ALL DAY LONG – every 5 mins or so – I have loads of email confirmations!!

    Prior to this is was set to back up daily but still did it. This issue only started this morning – I have not changed anything or been into the site for a few days so no idea why.


    Plugin Author David Anderson


    Hi Lee,

    What’s the text in the email reports? We’ve had several reports of this problem before…. and they all were from a different backup plugin which the users had also got install, and which unhelpfully, didn’t include the name of the plugin in the report. The users thought it was UD, but it wasn’t. Can you copy/paste?


    Hi, today Updraft Plus is once again backing up constantly.
    This kind of corrected itself after my post 2 weeks ago but has started again this morning, and I haven’t been into the site to change anything.

    Here is the text from my latest email this morning:

    Backed up: Lee Webber (UpdraftPlus 1.13.5) 2017-08-25 10:32
    Fri 25/08/2017 11:33

    Backup of:
    UpdraftPlus WordPress backup is complete.
    Backup contains: Files and database (Full backup) Latest status: The backup apparently succeeded and is now complete

    Email reports created by UpdraftPlus (free edition) bring you the latest news – read more at

    * UpdraftPlus passed 10,000,000 downloads (24 August 2017)
    * UpdraftPlus 1.13.5 (free version) / 2.13.5 (paid versions) (8 August 2017)
    * Keyy Two Factor Plugin surges past 1000 users (7 August 2017)
    * Add “take a backup” functionality to your plugin (29 July 2017)
    * Keyy – now supports non-default permalinks (26 June 2017)
    * UpdraftCentral 0.6.1 released (15 June 2017)

    UpdraftPlus Premium: secure your backups: Add SFTP to send your data securely, lock settings and encrypt your database backups for extra security. Get Premium –


    So far today it has backed up and sent me an email 9 times:
    07:42, 08:12, 08:30, 09:25, 10:13, 10:25, 10:43, 11:12, 11:34



    I’m experiencing something similar. I have backup set up every 12 hours, but I am getting a lot more, today I’ve got already 2, yesterday I got 6, the day begore I got the usual 2.
    All I have changed recently is that I have requested the email report, which I was not receiving.
    I’ve seen also a message in the plugin about too many cron jobs enqued, which I am still trying to understand/fix, but I rather think that this could cause I have less backups, not more.
    Any idea on what can be causing this??



    After fixing cron, everything is back to normal.

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