Manages your WordPress database.
I spent about 2 hours trying to get this plugin to work. The first time I installed it, it said my backup directory was not writable. It did not exist, so I guess that would mean it isn't writable. When I created the backup directory and made it writable, the plugin would install and activate ok, but when I tried to do a backup, it told me that there were some php functions it could not find. At that point, I gave up, uninstalled, and deleted the plugin.
I was looking for something to replace BackupBuddy because of the expense of BackupBuddy.
However, BackupBuddy just works, and since my time is worth something, I'm going to renew it. Maybe next year, there will be a workable free backup/restore plugin on wordpress.org, but there does not appear to be one now.
I have been through the PhpAdmin backup and restore, but it, too, takes a lot of time, and the multi-step process going both ways is tedious and error-prone. Last time I migrated a site that way, it took me an entire weekend. Backup Buddy enabled me to do that in about 15 minutes.
When WP-DBManager can do that, I'll be happy to switch. I'd even pay money for that (since I already do). I'll check this out next year, when my BackupBuddy subscription comes due again.
same as above all the issues pops up. i do not like plugin force you make changes in your cpanel. Not at ll. I uninstall it right away.
I had this plugin running on a client site. On the surface it works well. However, a couple of weeks ago all of the content disappeared. The template was still there, but when you attempt to go to any page, including the homepage, it returns a 404 'not found' error.
The first time this happened I restored the database using WP DB Manager. Worked fine - the content came back, everyone was happy. Then a few hours later the content disappeared again. Restored the database again, and all was good. Just to be sure though, I did a fresh install of everything - WordPress, the theme, and created a new database.
It was fine for a few days, until yesterday when the content disappeared again. After some investigation we found that the WP DB Manager plugin had broken the wp_posts table in the database. Repairing it via phpMyAdmin fixed it.
I have now uninstalled this plugin, and am searching for a more reliable one. The convenience of managing it through the WP Dashboard is great, but if it can't be trusted I think it's better to just run manual backups via phpMyAdmin (it's not that hard. (there's even a guide in the codex).
I ran the REPAIR feature and this plugin brought down my site. Bad plugin.
It wants me to move .htaccess to another folder because my back ups may be public. There is only one problem The file doesn't exist in the directory it is insisting the file is in.
I deleted the plug in. I'll find something else.
After figuring out the database paths for Godaddy and getting green ready to back up, the first backup didn't backup correctly and subsequent attempts resulted in "could not back up the database" despite the plugin seeing all the tables in the database. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any troubleshooting info via Google and my password doesn't have a $ character as one thread suggests may be the problem. This plugin is no longer supported by the author so I removed it after tinkering with it a couple hours.
This plugin does not work. When you schedule it for automatic backups, it ignores the settings. You have to back up manually, which is obviously useless.
On my WP panel it currently says: "Next backup date: January 3, 2013 @ 6:39 pm" (Today is January 10, 2013).
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