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ERROR: Backup timed out - Backup

I’m using the build in backup within MainWP as I have been for a number of years. Since the 9th of September, my backups have been failing.

When I try to kick off a backup, I get an error
ERROR: Backup timed out - Please check this help document for more information and possible fixes

None of the highlighted fixes seem relevant

Here are the error logs I can see

[Tue Nov 03 19:17:15.606079 2020] [proxy_fcgi:error] [pid 15173:tid 139676941731584] [client 157.46.150.177:0] AH01071: Got error 'PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined method MainWP\\Dashboard\\MainWP_Utility::get_real_extension() in /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-content/plugins/mainwp/class/class-mainwp-backup-handler.php:968\nStack trace:\n#0 /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-content/plugins/mainwp/pages/page-mainwp-manage-backups-handler.php(506): MainWP\\Dashboard\\MainWP_Backup_Handler::backup()\n#1 /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-content/plugins/mainwp/class/class-mainwp-post-backup-handler.php(574): MainWP\\Dashboard\\MainWP_Manage_Backups_Handler::backup()\n#2 /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(287): MainWP\\Dashboard\\MainWP_Post_Backup_Handler->mainwp_backuptask_run_site()\n#3 /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(311): WP_Hook->apply_filters()\n#4 /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_mya8_Solutions_Manage/wp-includes/plugin.php(478): WP_Hook->do_action()\n#5 /home...', referer: https://manage.mya8solutions.co.uk/wp-admin/admin.php?page=ManageBackups

Note: I have changed the URL in the above

Any ideas why this is no longer working

This was previously working on around 10 sites, and has broken on all… I’ve also tried to create a new Wordpress client however it has the same issue

Here is the system report


### Server Info                    Required                                               Detected                                     Status   ###

MainWP Dashboard                   
MainWP Dashboard Version           4.1.2.1                                                4.1.2.1                                      Pass        
MainWP Upload Directory            Writable                                               Writable                                     Pass        
MainWP Extensions                  
No installed extensions            
WordPress                          
WordPress Version                  >=3.6                                                  5.5.3                                        Pass        
WordPress Memory Limit             >=64M                                                  256M                                         Pass        
MultiSite Disabled                 =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
FileSystem Method                  = direct                                               direct                                       Pass        
PHP                                
PHP Version                        >=5.6                                                  7.4.11                                       Pass        
PHP Safe Mode Disabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
PHP Max Execution Time             >=30 seconds                                           3000                                         Pass        
PHP Max Input Time                 >=30 seconds                                           600                                          Pass        
PHP Memory Limit                   >=128M                                                 1024M                                        Pass        
PCRE Backtracking Limit            >=10000                                                1000000                                      Pass        
PHP Upload Max Filesize            >=2M                                                   1024M                                        Pass        
PHP Post Max Size                  >=2M                                                   1024M                                        Pass        
SSL Extension Enabled              =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
SSL Warnings                       = empty                                                                                             Pass        
cURL Extension Enabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
cURL Timeout                       >=300 seconds                                          300                                          Pass        
cURL Version                       >=7.18.1                                               7.58.0                                       Pass        
cURL SSL Version                   >=OpenSSL/0.9.8l                                       OpenSSL/1.1.1                                Pass        
PHP Allow URL fopen                YES                                                    
PHP Exif Support                   YES ( V7.4.)                                           
PHP IPTC Support                   YES                                                    
PHP XML Support                    YES                                                    
PHP Disabled Functions             _getppid, diskfreespace, dl, escapeshellcmd, exec, fpassthru, getmyuid, highlight_file, ini_alter, ini_alter, leak, link, listen, passthru, pcntl_exec, popen, posix, posix_ctermid, posix_getcwd, posix_getegid, posix_geteuid, posix_geteuid, posix_getgid, posix_getgrgid, posix_getgrnam, posix_getgroups, posix_getlogin, posix_getpgid, posix_getpgrp, posix_getpid, posix_getpwuid, posix_getrlimit, posix_getsid, posix_getuid, posix_isatty, posix_kill, posix_mkfifo, posix_setegid, posix_seteuid, posix_setgid, posix_setpgid, posix_setsid, posix_setuid, posix_times, posix_ttyname, posix_uname, proc_close, proc_nice, proc_open, proc_terminate, shell_exec, show_source, socket_accept, socket_bind, socket_clear_error, socket_close, socket_connect, socket_create_listen, socket_create_pair, socket_listen, socket_read, source, stream_socket_server, symlink, system, tmpfile, virtual,
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MySQL                              
MySQL Version                      >=5.0                                                  10.2.34-MariaDB-1:10.2.34+maria~bionic-log   Pass        
MySQL Mode                         ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION
MySQL Client Encoding              utf8                                                   
Server Info                        
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Server Protocol                    HTTP/1.0                                               
HTTPS                              ON                                                     
Server self connect                Not expected HTTP response body:                       
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Memory Usage                       28.44 MB                                               
Request Time                       1604439695                                             
Accept Content                     text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
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Use WP-Cron                        Yes                                                    
Optimize for Shared Hosting or Big NetworksNo                                                     
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Hi @a8ree,

Thanks for reaching out.

Please note that the Natibe Backup feature has been retired a few years ago, it’s not activelly maintained.

I would strongly recommend trying out one of our Free backup extensions.

Ah, thanks Bogdan

I’ve taken a look at BackWPup however it seems to have issues also…

The dashboard shows an error
Notice : Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/runcloud/webapps/Live_my_Solutions_Manage/wp-content/plugins/mainwp-backwpup-extension/class/MainWPBackWPupExtension.class.php on line 2311

Also, when I configured it to use Azure blob storage as a test, it failed to run on my test site.

When I checked the settings on the plugin on the test site, I can see that the storage account and keys have not sync’d down - therefore it fails to run.

Any ideas why this would happen?

Hi Aidan,

you are welcome.

Would you mind opening a private Help Desk ticket so we can collect some additional information & investigate further?