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Missing Function Curl_exec BackWPup Dropbox

I use and recommend the BackWPup plugin for wordpress, it has some greate features – most importantly the option to backup to Dropbox upon completion of your backup.

After a recent migration to a new VPS I attempted to run a backup once my configuration was complete. I was greeted with the following error.

missing function curl_exec
missing function curl exec

After a bit of research I found that my nice new VPS did not have php5-curl installed so BackWPup could not function correctly. To resolve this issue either ask your hosting provider or SSH onto your VPS and run the following command.

apt-get install php5-curl

Once done you will be able to run your BackWPup job with no problems

Tags: backwpup, php, ubuntu, vps

Allen White

Allen is an IT Consultant and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5, 6 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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    Great solution. In Settings -> Information, curl version was none. BackWPup refused to run (timeout / no response)


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