I have a Wordpress site that uses the backup buddy pluggin. It has always worked well when I was on a shared server, but ever since I migrated my site to a dedicated server, I have had many problems getting backups to complete, send to amazon, or both.
A couple of months ago, one of the guys at Hostgator changed some server settings, and then things seemed to work better. Although occasionally, I still have some problems with backups completing and being sent to amazon.
Just last week in an effort to maximize server performance, I had the Hostgator tech guys install APC. The results were blazing fast page loads (in combination with super-cache) beyond what I expected. The downside is backup buddy has almost completely stopped working. We tried adding what seem to be correct apc.filters which exclude directories from the APC cache, but even still ... it doesn't work.
Currently, here is my php.ini configuration for APC:
extension="apc.so" apc.enabled = 1 apc.shm_segments = 1 apc.shm_size = 64M apc.optimization = 0 apc.num_files_hint = 4096 apc.ttl = 7200 apc.user_ttl = 7200 apc.gc_ttl = 0 apc.cache_by_default = 1 apc.filters = "-/home/worlitop/public_html/wp-content/plugins/backupbuddy/*" apc.filters = "-/home/worlitop/public_html/wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_backups/*" apc.filters = "-/home/worlitop/public_html/wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_temp/*" apc.mmap_file_mask = "/tmp/apc.XXXXXX" apc.slam_defense = 0 apc.file_update_protection = 2 apc.enable_cli = 1 apc.max_file_size = 10M apc.stat = 1 apc.write_lock = 1 apc.report_autofilter = 0 apc.include_once_override = 0 ;apc.rfc1867 = 0 ;apc.rfc1867_prefix = "upload_" ;apc.rfc1867_name = "APC_UPLOAD_PROGRESS" ;apc.rfc1867_freq = 0 apc.localcache = 0 apc.localcache.size = 2048 apc.coredump_unmap = 0 apc.stat_ctime = 0
The result is, as I said, I now have a blazing fast site, but there's NO way to back it up ... scary. I want to keep APC but I desperately want backup buddy to work. What can we do? Please advise.