On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
|Author:||Austin Matzko (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.6.0|
|WordPress version tested:||4.4.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||12-07-2005|
|Total downloads:||2 953 822|
|Active installs:||300 000+|
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- Extract the wp-db-backup/ folder file to /wp-content/plugins/
- Activate the plugin at your blog’s Admin -> Plugins screen
- The plugin will attempt to create a directory /wp-content/backup-*/ inside your WordPress directory.
- You may need to make /wp-content writable (at least temporarily) for it to create this directory.
$ cd /wordpress/
$ chgrp www-data wp-content (where “
www-data” is the group your FTP client uses)
$ chmod g+w wp-content
How do I restore my database from a backup?
Briefly, use phpMyAdmin, which is included with most hosting control panels. More details and links to further explanations are here.
My backup stops or hangs without completing.
If you edit the text of wp-db-backup.php in a text editor like Notepad, you’ll see around line 50 the following:
/** * Set MOD_EVASIVE_OVERRIDE to true * and increase MOD_EVASIVE_DELAY * if the backup stops prematurely. */ // define('MOD_EVASIVE_OVERRIDE', false); define('MOD_EVASIVE_DELAY', '500');
Do what it says: un-comment MOD_EVASIVE_OVERRIDE and set it to true like so:
That will slow down the plugin, and you can slow it even further by increasing the MOD_EVASIVE_DELAY number from 500.
Better yet, put the lines that define the
MOD_EVASIVE_DELAY constants in your wp-config.php file, so your settings don’t get erased when you upgrade the plugin.
What is wp-db-backup.pot for?
This files is used by non-English users to translate the display into their native language. Translators are encouraged to send me translated files, which will be made available to others here:
Why are only the core database files backed up by default?
Because it’s a fairly safe bet that the core WordPress files will be successfully backed up. Plugins vary wildly in the amount of data that they store. For instance, it’s not uncommon for some statistics plugins to have tens of megabytes worth of visitor statistics. These are not exactly essential items to restore after a catastrophic failure. Most poeple can reasonably live without this data in their backups.
- Remove backup directory use
- Remove deprecated functionality
- Do not attempt to delete non-existent files
- Nonce check fix for localized WP users from Sergey Biryukov
- Fix for gzipped files’ incorrect size.
- Some styling improvements.
- Fix for JS multiple checkbox selection.