When I run a snapshot with the plugin folder included

When I run a snapshot with the plugin folder included in the backup I experience a hangup where the plugin is not completing the backup. Files: : plugins 67% (files 4/6).
The log in the /uploads/snapshots/_logs folder never seems to move past this stage, this is the last line:
2014-07-30 01:09:29: file: section: plugins

I have a few other plugins that are currently installed on my multisite, many not even active.

I am wondering if this may be a size issue? I am on a shared hosting right now so much of my php timeout settings are very low (30sec).

I checked the permissions on the files and nothing seemed out of the ordinary, I even did a recursive 755 on the plugins folder just in wondering if this was a cause.

Anyway, any assistance I am grateful for. thank you.