Dropbox Backup


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Dropbox Backup


This module takes the backup files already generated by Pligg and uploads them to your Dropbox account for safe keeping.


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Need a quick, free, and easy way to backup your site to “the cloud”? The Dropbox Backup module for Pligg CMS takes your Pligg backup files and transfers them directly to your Dropbox account. Just enter your Dropbox credentials and press a button to send your files to the cloud.


Make sure that both the /admin/backup/ and /modules/dropbox_backup/backup/ directories are set to CHMOD 777.

Begin by using the Admin File & MySQL Backup tool to create a file, avatar, or database backup. Then fill in your Dropbox credentials on the Dropbox Backup page and click the button to send your files to your Dropbox account. It will zip up all of the files from the /admin/backup/ directory and post them to your Dropbox account.

If you would like, you can customize what folder the files are placed in using the “Dropbox Directory” field. Begin this field with a forward slash when entering a subdirectory name, or remove the whole contents to place the backup file into the base of your Dropbox folder.

Common Issues and Support

If you try to “Perform Backup” and it returns a blank page, check the Error log file for the most recent entry. If it shows something like: “PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Exception’ with message ‘Login unsuccessful.'”, then your email/password combination is probably not correct. We hope to improve this error handling down the road if we find time.

Some servers may return an error similar to “Uncaught exception ‘Exception’ with message ‘Cannot execute request: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details:” in their error logs. You may be able to find a solution for this after reading this article.

Because this makes use of a third party service, and because it is a free module, I will not be providing support for this module. Other users are welcome to contribute their improvements and I will try to update the download.

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