I’m trying WPVivid to replace UpdraftPlus.
I must say the experience has been terrible so far. The very first site I installed it on, failed the backup. I went digging into settings and managed to get it to go through after adjusting things. This was just a small site.
Since then, every site fails to backup after installing. It pretty much doesn’t even work out of the box.
Now I change all the default settings to help it not crash and timeout and use up all its retries, etc.
I backup to Amazon S3, and usually when the backup works, this also works. But here too some backups will just fail with an S3 error of some kind.
WPVivid has this odd desire to fail and cancel at the nearest opportunity. Some timeout, after some retry, some memory thing, some S3 problem, kills the backup. I don’t care if the backup takes 3 hours, it needs to just keep retrying and get the job done.
There are only so many settings in here. I set higher and lower timeout periods, higher and lower splitting numbers, optimization, no compression, etc etc.
Just today I wasted half the day with three different sites on three different hosts, and none of their darn backups will actually make it all the way through!
I figure I’m not the only one who deals with this, so I’m wondering how you set your settings to make it work.
Most of the hosts I work with are common shared hosts like SiteGround, WPEngine, InMotion Hosting, Bluehost, and some LiquidWeb in there too. Sites can be anywhere from a few hundred megs in size to many gigs.
I need a backup tool that is robust, and doesn’t give up so easily. UpdraftPlus, for all its faults, just worked out of the box and managed to get sites backed up. If it didn’t work, I just lowered the zip file split size and it was good. Vivid I just can’t seem to find the right settings so it will finish a backup.
I don’t know why it is that Updraft was able to do 500MB compressed zips just fine, but Vivid can’t finish a backup even when I set it to 50MB and a long timeout.
I’ve emailed 15 failed backup logs to them trying to find a solution.
I just wanted to know if anybody else has this kind of trouble using Vivid and what settings work best for them, cause I’m about to switch back to Updraft.