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Temporary Folder incorrect Backup path unwritable
December 31, 2010
2:14 pm
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Kathryn
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Hi there,

 I have just found your great looking plugin (had backup wp before,but that stopped sending me my backup emails)

 Anyways, I would love to set it up. Below are problems I have encountered.

 

 Can you tell me please what EXACTLY to insert into the temporary folder and backup path?

 

I am also a little confused,should I use MYSQL backups or Cron ? I don't know what the difference is,how backup works and so on.

Completely new to this.I apologize.Maybe if there is a helpful link to read/catch up on this ?

 

Thanks a ton

 

 

Php Configuration Information:
Php Safe_mode: Off
safe mode will need to be set to Off in order for XCloner to work properly
Php max_execution_time: 3600
This controls the maximum time your script is allowed to run on server in seconds
Php memory_limit: 64M
This controls the maximum memory the script may allocate for it's processes
Php open_basedir: no value
This controls the paths your script is allowed to access, no value means it can access any path
exec() function support: ENABLED
If this function is disabled, you might want to uncheck Both 'Active' checkboxes from the General Tab
General paths info:  
Temporary Folder incorrect or unreadable
the path [Backup Start Path/administrator/backups] needs to be created and be writeable in order for XCloner to work properly
Backup Start Path /home/pola4853/public_html/musictoon.ca/ is readable
the backup start path needs to exist and be readable in order for XCloner to start the backup process
Backup Path: unwriteable
needs to be writeable in order for XCloner to archive backups
Tar utility server path: /bin/tar
If the script is unable to determine the tar path automatically, you might need to uncheck the 'Active' checkbox near TAR line in General Tab
Mysqldump utility server path: /usr/bin/mysqldump
If the script is unable to determine the mysqldump path automatically, you might need to uncheck the 'Active' checkbox near MYSQLDUMP line in General Tabn
December 31, 2010
3:06 pm
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Ovidiu Liuta
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Ok, first as per the XCloner install instructions, you need to create this folder /home/pola4853/public_html/musictoon.ca/administrator/backups and make it fully writeable.

 

Set also the Backup path to the same folder as above. The full documentation is available here https://docs.xcloner.com/#/ either as pdf or wiki, i would advise checking there first for any unclear issues.

 

Let me know if you have further issues! Regards, Ovidiu

December 31, 2010
4:34 pm
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Kathryn
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Thanks so much for the speedy reply.

I will try this

Cheers

January 3, 2011
11:57 pm
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Molly
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I've made my first back up and am downloading the file to my computer now. Once I got the backup paths correct, it was actually pretty fast, which I appreciated. My question is this:

Once we have made a backup, should we make the /administrator/backups folder unwriteable (775)? I have had several major hacks this year and do not want to leave any open doors for malicious types. 

If I make it unwriteable, will future backups be impossible? Does this file always need to be writeable for this plug-in to work (ie with automatic backups?)

I hope my question is clear, and I apologize if it is not.

January 4, 2011
7:08 am
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Ovidiu Liuta
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Hi Molly, yes, after the backup is completed, you can switch back the permissions on that folder to unwriteable. And yes, XCloner does require it to be writeable when generating a backup as it tries to write some files in it.

 

Regards, Ovidiu

January 5, 2011
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Molly
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Thanks very much, and thanks for your plug-in.

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