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  1. gregersen
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    In the interface of this plugin I can choose ftp backup, but I don't understand the input data needed. It says FTP server, FTP login, FTP password, Remote Path. But all I have is password, username and remote host name. So what is what? Is FTP server the remote host name or is Remote Path the remote host name? And is FTP login the same as username? I wish you could use industry standard names.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/

  2. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Gregersen,

    If you type "FTP host" into Google then the first link that comes back tells you this:

    While the login detail fields are designated with 'username' and 'password' on the majority of the clients, the FTP host field is referred to in different ways, including 'hostname', 'host address', 'server', 'FTP host address', etc., depending on the program used.
    https://www.ntchosting.com/ftp/ftp-host-server.html

    Best wishes,
    David

  3. gregersen
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    David, that didn't answer anything. I've had different ftp clients since 1996 and I've never come across any differences, they are all constructed like I mentioned in my post. So, all I need to know now is HOW this WP plugin works in context of data input, no one seems to know...

  4. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Gregersen,

    Sorry for not being clear. In the "FTP server" field you should enter the hostname.

    David

  5. gregersen
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi again,

    There is still something strange about this because I've never had more than three access data elements ever. This is how I've always logged in via ftp to my servers:

    Username
    Password
    remote host name

    In this plug in it's four access fields:

    FTP Server:
    FTP Login:
    FTP Password:
    Remote Path:

    So, if FTP server is the hostname, then what is Remote path? This is why I asked questions about this, it looks like its not corresponding with standard FTP access methods.

  6. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    The path is the directory to select post-login. If you just want to save the backup in the login directory, then leave it blank. If you want to select another directory, then enter something.

    Best wishes,
    David

  7. gregersen
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Next to path directory it says Needs to already exist

    Is this the folder where the backup is going? What needs to exist? A new folder thats dedicated to this?

  8. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    > Is this the folder where the backup is going?

    Yes.

    > What needs to exist?

    The folder.

    > A new folder thats dedicated to this?

    It doesn't need to be dedicated - it can have other stuff in it if you like.

  9. gregersen
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This didn't work for me at all. I clicked Backup Now but nothing happened, I clicked the somewhat worrying link named "click here if this doesn't work" Where have we seen that before? Well that page was so smacked full of tech talk so I just went back. Isn't this plugin supposed to work without having to re-program WordPress and dedicate a week for reading of error pages? I see that the program has scheduled backups without me having done that at all, it's just a mess I'm afraid. Bug?

    Seems like it's so much easier to just copy every folder from the server to my local machine. Takes 5 minutes and doesn't take more than one click. Or am I missing some hidden magic here?

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