WordPress One Click Backup Version 1.3

January 28th, 2005
Cool Scripts, WordPress Hack

Bob Apthrope (link?) has made some much needed modifications to my WordPress One Click backup and has fixed some of the bugs and nagging problems mentioned by a lot of people. I appreciate his work. Here are some of the improved features and fixes:

  • date format is now YYYYMMDD-hhmmss so they sort nicely
  • The zip file only compresses the path relative to your WordPress install
  • Excluded archiving anything in the backup folder. This dramatically cuts down on the size of the backup files. No more recursive file backups.
  • Fixed a bug in the links to the just-created backup files – $siteurl wasn’t getting set. That was a minor fix.
  • Fixed a potential security hole. Rewrote some of the README file to give examples of Apache access control and provide a little extra security-through-obscurity.

Items not fixed yet include reported problems with WordPress 1.5. If I can get a bug report for some of those problems, I will fix them in the download.

Thanks Bob!

Download link for WordPress One Click Backup Version 1.3

[EDIT] Ryan Boren has made this into a plugin for WordPress 1.5. Here is the link to the download zip. In this plugin version NO changes need to be made to the code WordPress files. Thanks Ryan!

[EDIT] WordPress One Click Backup plugin for non-passthru systems has been released




  1. Ryan Boren (1 comments.) says:

    I dashed off a 1.5 version that works as a plugin and does not require modifying any core WP files. I tested only lightly and probably broke something. Consider it an exercise in porting it to 1.5. Also, I changed the default backup folder to be wp-content/backup/ because I like putting all user generated content in wp-content. Anyway, here it is. Do with it what you will.

  2. Shadow (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the 1.5 backup Ryan. I loaded the 4 zipped files into the plugins section and made a ‘backup’ directory under wp-content. The backup now shows on the admin panel and it says it is successful when it attempts a backup.

    The only issue I have, is that the backup sql file looks almost empty [1kb in size]

    Obviously I am missing something. Any ideas?

    Thanks again for making the plugin.

  3. RonD (2 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the 1.5 version. Unfotunately my server has disabled passthru() for security reasons… i get this error message when I try and backup my site in the new menus.

    I see this has been a problem in the past for this plugin ( http://weblogtoolscollection.c.....available/ ). Any solutions? : )

  4. Mark (386 comments.) says:

    I will have a version of the plugin for the passthru deficient in a couple of days if someone else does not beat me to it. :)

  5. sine (2 comments.) says:

    I get this error when I click on backup/restore, any ideas at what this means ? And I cant see where is backs up my site?

    Warning: touch(): Utime failed: Permission denied in /home/omiogazz/public_html/wordpress/wp-admin/backupRestore.php on line 28

  6. sine (2 comments.) says:

    Its worked thankyou so much now I can change form MT!!!

  7. BB (5 comments.) says:

    I’m confused about the sql file size, too, just like the commenter above. Here’s what I got in the file after running the database backup today:

    Usage: mysqldump [OPTIONS] database [tables]
    OR mysqldump [OPTIONS] --databases [OPTIONS] DB1 [DB2 DB3...]
    OR mysqldump [OPTIONS] --all-databases [OPTIONS]
    For more options, use mysqldump --help

    That’s it. Nothing else. Isn’t it supposed to give me sql files like phpMyAdmin, like the one I did today with a size of 392kb?

  8. Christopher Anderton (3 comments.) says:

    I got the same problem as Sine has.. Any suggestions?

  9. Tomas De Aquino (1 comments.) says:

    got a lot of errors :(


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