WP-DB Backup 1.6
I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of WP-DB-Backup 1.6!
This version has received a major overhaul, courtesy of Owen:
As you can see from the screenshot above, there’s a progress meter now, telling you how far along in the backup process you are. Each table is still backed up individually, but now each table is also backed up just a few rows at a time, to better support tables with huge numbers of rows (as might be found from stats or anti-spam plugins).
WP-DB Backup should now handle databases of all sizes! Indeed, it’s been tested successfully on two large databases – one nearly 10 megs, and one over 32 megs – as well as several small ones.
WP-DB Backup now also automatically detects gzip support. If available, your backup will be compressed on the fly; if not available, no compression will occur (obviously).
Now that huge databases can be backed up reliably, I have added support for optional tables to be included in the scheduled backups. Remember, though, that most email servers block attachments larger than about 5 megabytes. If you have an enormous database, the scheduled backup email delivery may fail.