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#1 Guest_Matt_*

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:41 AM


I am considering moving forward with a developer's license to backup client's sites, as well as a few of my own.

Question is, is there a limit to the size of the website that BB can handle ?

Let's say a website is 1.5 GB.  Can Backup Buddy handle this backup?  (of course, not via FTP, or to an email, but rather to S3 or DropBox)

Thank you!

#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

Hi Matt,

BackupBuddy has no limits and doesn't matter how big or small a site is. But it would be all running on the server so whatever the server's restrictions are would be the limits, such as if the server allows the process to run long enough to back up the entire large site before timing out.

Though mentioning FTP, email, S3, and Dropbox sounds like also asking about sending such a sized backup (maybe bit smaller if zip is getting compressed) to a remote destination. S3 and Stash would be the best chances and if server/host is good then FTP may be possible too. Email definitely not as the backup would get sent to an email destination as an attachment and all email providers have size limits for this (I think Gmail's was 25MB last I checked for example). Wouldn't expect to send to Dropbox even if using a new PHP version (so could use the new Dropbox send method), if using older PHP version then definitely not.

S3 and Stash have the best chance since they both have a chunking feature where BackupBuddy can break the backup being sent into pieces of a size of your choosing (the chunk value), and the max PHP runtime will get applied to each of those pieces individually instead of the backup as a whole. So a low enough chunk value could send any size eventually.

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