This plugin used to work really really well but - over the past few months I have not been able to get one site that I have developed onto a clients server without an Internal Server code500 or Error server 0. I'm thinking maybe one of the recent updates is causing it to fail. If anyone has some insight on this that could care to share that would be great.
I've tried this plugin with multiple installations of WordPress and have yet to get it to work. It fails every time, even with simple websites.
Just trying to move the most basic wordpress site and i am presented with endless error pages....when you fix one, another one appears.
The many hours I have spent trying to move a site using this plug probably would have been better spent just manually recreating it.
Ran a backup and was shocked to find out that my updates made today (10 hours of work btw) was all erased.
Looked at the DB and it has been erased too. So I took the "backup" and tried to overwrite that on my site hoping that it atleast had saved my data. But nope. All gone. I was hoping that a plugin rated 4.9 actually didn't do something like this, but guess I was wrong.
PS - There is still not 100% evidence that the plugin overwrote anything automatically. However, it still didn't work as stated for me considering that multiple generations of backups over a period of time create a backup on the same snapshot date.
With the inclusion of mysqli, this plugin is a crapshoot at best for anyone running their own environment. If you're running an approved host, with the ability to enable php zipArchive, and the mysql mysqli plugin you're totally set.
In the event you're using your own linux distro, or trying to get this plugin running properly on WAMP, XAMMP, or MAMP. Then you are unfortunately out of luck if you're unable to use one of these plugins due to the configuration of your environment.
I would gladly rate much higher if not for the simple fact that this plugin is built on extensions to core technologies, and not necessarily the core technologies themselves. Also the lack of documentation for how to set this plugin up properly with cPanel (The most widely distributed software backend), is most likely a push for the $75 an hour "service request". Meaning if you are with a host using cpanel, its likely you'll need additional help configuring this plugin.
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