I am using Backup and Migrate on D7. I am unable to backup to NodeSquirrel due to the following error:

TYPE    backup_migrate

The NodeSquirrel server returned the following error: Error opening socket ssl://api.nodesquirrel.com:443

Could not run backup because the file could not be saved to the destination.

Please see below a screenshot of the error-

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Apparently, it is a bug with the Backup and Migrate module as mentioned in the answer.

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    I would appreciate it more if people who are downvoting the post can mention their comment/suggestion to do so...
    – Ravi Joshi
    May 1 '19 at 14:31
  • Apparently, it is a bug with the Backup and Migrate module as mentioned in the answer.
    – Ravi Joshi
    Jun 13 '19 at 5:52


Update April 10: Workaround

Per e5sego, the "nodesquirrel_default_endpoint_urls" variable can be changed to "" to avoid the current DNS problems we're seeing, e.g. drush vset nodesquirrel_default_endpoint_urls "" Just make sure to delete the variable once the DNS problems are resolved (drush vdel nodesquirrel_default_endpoint_urls).

  • Thank you very much for the suggestion. I don't have drush installed since the website is running on shared hosting. Can you tell me any alternative to achieve the same, please?
    – Ravi Joshi
    May 5 '19 at 3:26
  • I edited _get_endpoints function inside backup_migrate/includes/destinations.nodesquirrel.inc file. I commented line number 824 and added the following line $servers = array(''); I also replaced api.nodesquirrel.com: with inside the same function.
    – Ravi Joshi
    May 16 '19 at 11:01

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