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  • Resolved Fetchit


    I installed the plugin and attepted to run a backup.
    First I ran both the files and database at once, then I tried just the database and both times it failed with the same on screen msg, however, I received an email saying it was backed up.

    Here is a snippet of the onscreen error:

    Your backup failed
    Here’s the response from the server:

    mysqldump: unrecognized option `–hex-blob’
    mysqldump Ver 8.22 Distrib 3.23.52, for suse-linux (i686)
    By Igor Romanenko, Monty, Jani & Sinisa
    This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
    and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL license

    Dumping definition and data mysql database or table
    Usage: mysqldump [OPTIONS] database [tables]
    OR mysqldump [OPTIONS] –databases [OPTIONS] DB1 [DB2 DB3…]
    OR mysqldump [OPTIONS] –all-databases [OPTIONS]

    -A, –all-databases Dump all the databases. This will be same as
    –databases with all databases selected.
    -a, –all Include all MySQL specific create options.
    -#, –debug=… Output debug log. Often this is ‘d:t:o,filename`.
    Directory where character sets are
    -?, –help Display this help message and exit.
    -B, –databases To dump several databases. Note the difference in
    usage; In this case no tables are given. All name
    arguments are regarded as databasenames.
    ‘USE db_name;’ will be included in the …

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  • stubbs123


    Human Made

    to solve the issue you are having you need to add define( 'HBMKP_MYSQLDUMP_PATH', false ); to your wp-config.php file.

    Then try running the backup of database only again.

    Thanks for the reply.
    I’m not a programmer, so I was wondering if you could clarify what I need to do with that string?
    Do I just copy and paste it anywhere in the wp-config.php file?

    Plugin Author Tom Willmot


    Yep just copy the above code:

    define( 'HBMKP_MYSQLDUMP_PATH', false );

    And paste in your wp-config.php file just after the line which mentions WP_DEBUG.

    Thank you.
    I added that text to the wp-config.php file.
    Now when I try to backup “files” it works, however, I still get an error trying to backup the database.

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