Thank you to the author for this lovely little tool, and for keeping it maintained.
I don't know a thing about databases. Maybe what I attribute to this plugin is not factual. I do know how to destroy a database.
In the past year or more, since having installed this plugin, my insane MultiSite network remains stable and viable. I have had no nightmare scenarios, no mystery site or network-wide threatening crisis, no epic or any disintegration, no site rebuilds. Ask my host tech support how miraculous that is.
Prior to using this plugin I would not have been able to have the complex MultiSite I have now. I have tried far less than this current install contains only to watch is slowly break apart. I would watch and count the months before my sites began to drag and disintegrate - literally start to break apart functionally and visually. They died doing far far far less than I have had going now. Yes, the root cause was surely from heavy plugin use - my stuff is worthless without them. I am insanely heavy with plugins, 250+ - not all activated, page builders, functions and configurations, cross posting internal and external, internetwork connections and functions, auto-importing, media - images, 500+ PDFs in a doc library system, bbPress site, BuddyPress site, online exams puzzles quizzes, lots of plugin generated things that can collide and crash. And typically do so.
I must attribute my current MultiSite's unusual longevity to this plugin.
I have tried various plugins for site health over the years. It's difficult when you know very little technical, and dangerous. Lessons learned. For some time now the other plugins I add generally just make backend messes. I use Comet Cache - the only cache plugin I will use, otherwise, I do not use optimizers, security/optimizers, no other serious or back end stuff. I've had plenty of those to instantly and negatively impact my sites or cause scary things start to happen.
Thank you to the developer for your hard work. This has been an important part of my success.
I've used WP-DBManager for over a year now. It's been consistent, bug-free, and insanely fast for quick restores of a SQL database. This is one of the primary plugins that I install on every WP build. Thanks for a spectacular free plugin!
I installed the plugin through wp dashboard and then I checked the plugin folder on cpanel, I noticed backup-db folder was already created with the .htaccess file and index file inside of it.
My questions are:
1. Is that all with the installation?
2. How can I upload the backup that has been sent by email, because I did not see an upload button in the Database plugin.
Thank you, really seems like a great plugin.
Excellent tool, safe your life:) thanks for share...
This plugin is amazing...reduced my DB from 6MB to 2MB instantly...def donating!
Great tool for using when making important changes or updates.
Works fine as described, provided you read and follow the instructions.
Works also fine on multisite.
easy to use and setup, thank you
This is a very easy to use plugin and it works flawlessly. I have installed in on many, many websites and have never had a problem - when you set it up to automatically backup your database, it just works, and can even email you the backup if you like.
The very few people who have given this plugin a low rating have nearly all done so based on *their own inability* to understand how to install and configure a plugin, I personally believe it deserves a very high rating for these reasons:
1. It works and makes backing up your database a breeze;
2. The developer keeps it updated;
3. The developer also provides good support;
4. It's free (although I encourage all of you who use free plugins to donate to their developers - even if it's just a few bucks).
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