I'm having some difficulties with this plugin, and several questions I'm afraid :).
I installed several plugins. A few of them are wp-cron and short-stats. First I tried making a backup including the two tables that short-stats had created in the database. But when I import the file in a dummy database, the two tables of short-stats are not there?
When disabling the wp-cron plugin and short-stats I get a error message at the bottom of my testpage:
WordPress database error: [Table 'spoenk.wp_ss_stats' doesn't exist]
INSERT INTO wp_ss_stats (remote_ip,country,language,domain,referer,resource,user_agent,platform,browser,version,dt) VALUES ('127.0.0.1','Indeterminable','en-us','','','/spoenk/index.php?p=375','Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6','Windows XP','Firefox','1.0.6',1124021878)
while I did NOT include those tables.
Also a question about character encoding. My site has always been encoded iso-8859-1. Now when making a dummy database I get the option to what charset/encoding I want to set the database (collate?) and when importing I get some same question about what kind of encoding the sql-file is. I find this all very confusing, and when testing the results I can see that something is wrong there because all my Ã© and Ã¨ are now question marks.
One final question and perhaps the most important one:
When I export my database using the phpmyadmin from my provider I get a sql-file of 797 Kb. When I use gzip and extract this file on my computer I get a sql-file of just 392 Kb. And when looking at the extracted version of the backup that wp-backup has made I get a sql-file of just 294 Kb. In the last two cases a whole lot of posts are missing! Only in the first case I get a good backup, the rest seems to be broken.
Am I missing something here?