So I have finally had the time to make some changes to the 0.9 release of Backup to Dropbox that will, hopefully, fix some major bugs in the plugin.
Here is what has been fixed!
Added ‘desktop.ini’ to the ignored file list
This is another file that is on the Dropbox ignore list. I have not managed to find a definitive list in the Dropbox documentation that lists all of these!
Issue #28 – repeated ‘Backup appears to have gone away’ messages to do with the suhosin.memory_limit being exceeded
This one has baffled me for some time now! Many users where getting repeated messages stating that the ‘Backup has gone away – Resuming’. This was because the script was being killed by the Suhosin patch. So in order to overcome this I have made some changes to detect the Suhosin memory limit and exclude any files that could potentially breach this limit. A warning will be displayed for any file that is excluded.
Issue #31 Recognize alternate wp-content location via wp-config.php constants
This was a quick change to honour the WP_PLUGIN_URL constant set in the wp-config file.
HTTP Time out when saving settings
This issue was affecting one or two users who had a large amount of files in their installation. I have made some changes to the exclude dialog so it will only send through what has actually changed that will reduce that data sent to the server.
Well thats it! You can download WordPress Backup to Dropbox 0.9 Beta 2 here.
I hope this release works well! As usual please let me know if you run into any issues.