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Can I include directory outside of public_html?
January 30, 2011
3:28 pm
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I'm still getting feet wet with Joomla and xcloner.   Following the Joomla security checklist they have you move configuration.php to a directory outside of public_html.   I can see how to exclude directories, but is there a way to add this extra directory? 

I tried moving the backup start path higher, but then it complains about not finding “/.excl”. when checking the exlude list.  So, it's not quite that simple. 

Ideas? 

thx.

January 30, 2011
6:41 pm
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At the moment, the only way to include the directories you mentioned is by modifying the Backup Start Part. Please note, that once you do that, you also need to create the “administrator/backups” directory inside that location and make it writeable(that should fix the .excl error), it's a temporary folder XCloner uses for it's internal processes as it's not connect to a database.

Hope it helps! Ovidiu

January 30, 2011
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That works – thx.   There were a couple of minor hiccups to work around:

  • It wanted an index.html file in the new administrator/backups directory – I just copied the one from the original.
  • When I clicked to exclude the site “mail” directory it would complain about missing an XML file.   However, selecting to exclude all and then unchecking the important dirs worked fine.

Thank you for what promises to be an exceptional / essential tool for me!

January 31, 2011
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Most probably the mail directory does not have enough reading permissions for the server user to access it. But try running an automatic backup through cron on that folder, it might work!

 

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February 14, 2013
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XCloner! Support said:

At the moment, the only way to include the directories you mentioned is by modifying the Backup Start Part. Please note, that once you do that, you also need to create the “administrator/backups” directory inside that location and make it writeable(that should fix the .excl error), it's a temporary folder XCloner uses for it's internal processes as it's not connect to a database.

Hope it helps! Ovidiu


Laugh This helps me a lot. I also got the “cannot write /.excl” error and could not find any solutions with permissions etc. Thanks a lot.

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