|Project:||Backup and Migrate|
|Status:||postponed (maintainer needs more info)|
For about two weeks now, cron has been failing to run on my site (watchdog shows the message "Cron run exceeded the time limit and was aborted."). I finally managed to track down where it was failing using the suggestion in this post:
As it turned out, cron.php was getting stuck when it hit the scheduled backups in Backup and Migrate, and timing out. I disabled the module and cron now runs normally. I have a feeling that the problem is the sheer size of my database (30,000+ nodes, 1.6 GB total size, and still nearly a gig even after excluding some of the less important tables) and the amount of time it takes to dump it all.
I've tried increasing PHP's max execution time, with no luck. Is there anything I can do to get Backup and Migrate to work with such a large setup? I'd really like to continue using it.