I was reading a post today about backup plugins. Anyway, I went into my site and tried to verify that my backups were still working and love and behold, nope.

When I clicked on the help (or the link - did both) I read that if my site wasn't getting activity, the wp-cron would shutdown. This is the problem because I'm not real active at this time. And it said to edit my wp-config.sys (or something like that) in my root directory.

So.... the question is where is that file? Is there a way to access it from the BackWPup plugin?

Here's the latest error on my backup screen.

---------------

Cannot create folder: /mnt/vhosts/fantasylovers.net/httpdocs/wp-content/uploads/backwpup-a5c304-logs

The HTTP response test get an error "couldn't connect to host"

-----------

Which host does it mean here? I thought Dropbox, but that seems to be fine. The WA host? WP host? My website?

Thanks for your help which I know from past experience will be swift and excellent. Love you all.

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
kholmes Premium
I had an Ahhh Haaa moment today with that lingo...its all good just follow the prompts and you should be fine.
Reply
bkcook Premium
Unfortunately, one of the messages that came up said the backup is not working because my wp-cron process isn't running. I understand why it isn't, just not sure what to do about it.

In the meantime, I can use the export tool. That gives me a backup and if I have to do the import (God forbid) I'll deal with it then. The test import I did tonight was NOT pretty so I better get that figured out before I need it.

Thanks for reminding me I'm not the only one that may be a little slow with the lingo. Thought I was the only one going crazy. Nice to know I'm not alone.
Reply
kholmes Premium
You know how WA says ask a question and leave a ? mark after IT, it works the same way when your in a browser...Just ask a question with a ? mark after IT and you may find the answer you are looking for. IT is always there, just have to recognize IT. Think out of the box, all good training comes from within how you perceive to find and recognize what information you are looking for. Got IT...Good Luck!
Reply
bkcook Premium
I remember that trick now. That was years ago. Sometimes i really think if my brain ever kicked in, I'd be dangerous.

Today I had to run to the store, just up the street and around the corner. Well coming back I missed my turn and got LOST. Not five blocks from home in a small town and I got lost. Panic setting in, just not pretty.

Sometimes I swear the brain just goes out to lunch and forgets to come back. Maybe it missed the same turn.
Reply
kholmes Premium
Gotta watch Dr Who on BBC, do I turn right or left that can really screw up the whole program...Lol! Very cool show by the way, gotta love a time traveler in a box, his line of thinking is bigger on the inside...What? Lol.
Reply
bkcook Premium
I never could watch that one. My sense of humor leans more to "mathematical pies don't spoil" When my teacher pulled that one, I totally lost it.. For a month every time he walked in, laughter took me over. Had the whole class laughing asking each other what was so funny, which set me off again. No it's not funny, it was my mood, and the way he was holding his hands. You really had to be there. Anyway, I got the reputation for having no sense of humor. I have one, it's just warped.
Reply
kholmes Premium
Good point and nice that you have a warped sense of humor, that is also important for other means of information...Nice!
Reply
je1777 Premium
Hi Brenda,
The file they're referring to is the wp-config.php. In order to edit this file, you will have to do it via FTP. However, without looking at it I'm not sure exactly what the problem is. What did they tell you to edit in wp-config.php?
Reply
bkcook Premium
This is a copy of the file it linked off to. Something about if this was expected. Don't know if it was expected or not, but somewhere it said if I didn't have traffic this would happen. Probably my queue got filled up with uncompleted backups and it shut down the cron process. (guessing from my long ago Unix days)

Guess I'll try Russ's suggestion, but I'd rather get the plug-in working. I'm "lazy"

---
from the file
define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);
In this case, the disabling may be something your web hosting company did

intentionally, so be aware that they may re-disable it. Or, it may be something

that you did intentionally, and you may have set another means of calling

WordPress’s scheduler system, perhaps via your web hosting company’s control

panel. In that case, the message about DISABLE_WP_CRON is to be expected – but

note that it is then your responsibility to make sure that the scheduler is

called frequently enough to process all the jobs scheduled on your site. No

backups, even those scheduled with “Backup Now” will run until the time that

you have set the scheduler system to be called.
----
I don't think it was something my host company shut off. I'm with WA

Thanks for taking time to respond to me.
Reply
je1777 Premium
Hi Brenda,
Personally I use Updraft Plus for backups. It's simple to use, and I've never had any issues. You might give that a go.
Reply
bkcook Premium
Trying to convert to updraft is how I discovered my backups weren't working. Made that change last night but couldn't connect to dropbox so I decided to get some sleep and try again today.

Every time I think I have accomplished something, the world gives me a wake-up call. I am so good at finding new and exciting ways to break things!
Reply
je1777 Premium
That's odd, I've never had an issues connecting Dropbox. Let me know if you need help.
Reply
bkcook Premium
I changed nothing, but it's working this morning. go figure. One step forward, two steps back. Still got that cron error, but that's not critical at the moment. got a backup so all is good.

I'll try not to break anything else (today). Thanks.
Reply
je1777 Premium
Where are you seeing the cron error right now?
Reply
bkcook Premium
on the updraft screen when I select to do the backup now.
Reply
bkcook Premium
I remember this training video, don't remember exactly where but I went through it complete with restore. Not pretty, but it's a good backup UNTIL I get the other easier to use one figured out.

Thanks. I've been making it harder than it should be. MS, gotta love it!
Reply
brubecke Premium
I don't use any backup plugin, I always download the files to a backup folder on my desk top computer.
Reply
bkcook Premium
Like with filezilla? My computer background is more multe-user systems and I always felt PC stood for Piece of Crud.

Hence the real reason I have problems with things that make sense. My brain just doesn't work that way. ;-)
Reply
bkcook Premium
I'm making it too hard. Hello, part of the export is download. Duhhhh! to I feel stupid.
Reply
brubecke Premium
LOL OK I feel the same way some time, they do have a mind of their own but now I don't think I could do without one.
Reply
Pro2100 Premium
Good Luck Brenda, I gave up on WP years ago.
Reply
bkcook Premium
Well it's what they use in the training here and I'm new to this concept I guess I'm saying I don't know any better. :-) What do you use? There are a couple of things I wish it did differently.
Reply
Pro2100 Premium
Don't get me wrong. WP is a great platform. But there so much to get your head around. So I just pay a little extra and use Weebly
Drop &Drag; web builder. It is something that I am comfortable with.
But as they say "Different folks Different strokes"
Reply
TinaB Premium
I almost went with Weebly because I saw how simple it was to navigate and add stuffs to the site. But I thought we were supposed to use WP here at WA. It's quite confusing, but I'm hoping to get the hang of it.
Reply
Pro2100 Premium
No not at all, Kyle and Carson have provided WP to you as part as your benefits of paying a monthly subscription but there is no obligation to use it if you don't wish. But as I said WP is a great platform if you take the time and Patience to learn it. I found as you have seen that Weebly is so easy navigate. Thats why it is my personal choice.

Rusty
Reply
bkcook Premium
Putting on my list of things I MIGHT get to. That ToDo list is growing!
Reply
Pro2100 Premium
If you decide to give Weebly a try let me know and I can help build you a site in just a couple of hours I am a guru at this platform.

Cheers
Rusty
PS. It's Free to try one out.
Reply
bkcook Premium
Does the help with the website include traffic???? hahaha joking. Appreciate it.
Reply
Pro2100 Premium
Traffic is a breeze
Reply
Top