There was no error number provided for my manual backups stalling problem and no solution that I found on via search.
Thus and so, here are my notes on the Backupbuddy setting change that worked for me:
BackupBuddy author iThemes does provide an error page but this problem is not at mentioned.
This setting worked for me on several client sites:
- BackupBuddy> Settings> Advanced> Database section
Changed Database method strategy setting
from the default “PHP-based” to “Commandline”
You might be inclined to ask support if this is ok for your installation. Commandline setting does not support restarts.
The backup was totally smooth after that; no more stalling at `backup_create_database_dump` step.