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Patches: Config editing / Temporary folder
May 19, 2013
1:15 pm


I had been searching for a stand-alone solution for backing up the several websites i have on my domain, on a shared host. XCloner is a decent solution (and it has a great price Laugh). However, there were two things i really didn't like about it, so i thought i'd fix them.

The first issue was the temporary backup path. I don't want to have to add “administrator/backups” folders to each of my websites, so i replaced that with “.xcloner”. Now, all i have to do is create an “.xcloner” folder at the root of each website (with a suitable .htaccess file) and that's it. I have uploaded a patch here: .

The second issue was maintaining the multiple config files. I don't want to have to backup and replace “cloner.config.php” every time i need to edit one of the config files. So, i modified XCloner to accept another URL paramenter: “config” (like cloner.cron.php). Here is another patch: . At the top of my head i can already think of an improvement to this: at the cron tab of the configuration page add an “edit config” link to each of the “Available Configurations”. It would have been easy, but i didn't remember it at the time and i don't feel like doing it now.

Any way, since i got XCloner for free, i figured i'd give something back. This is my way of saying “Thanks, Ovidiu!”.Smile


May 20, 2013
6:52 am
Ovidiu Liuta
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Hi Sergio, thanks for the post, and you are right, the edit custom cron config is a must, i will work on adding that up!

Thanks again! Ovidiu

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