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[resolved] Restore tool restores to one folder "up" (6 posts)

  1. sitecreations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried my first restore today.

    Instead of restoring to the folder in which the restore tool was installed (public_html) ... it restored to "one level up" from that.

    In other words, it restores to the hosting root of my account, not my public_html web root.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/

  2. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That is correct,

    It is designed to be used on an empty host within it's own folder. So running it in http://myblog.com/restore will restore your blog to http://myblog.com.

    The tool is still in beta so I am still ironing out some of the kinks.

    Cheers,
    MIkey

  3. sitecreations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's the problem with your plan. If you look at many shared hosting providers, they give you web space - inside which there is a folder claled "public_html" or "www" ... that is where your actual website resides. The Root level folder is NOT where the website resides, but a dropbox restore using your tool will put the site in the wrong place EVEN if it's a "fresh" or "empty" host.

    The website says "Just upload and unzip the restore wizard on your server in the directory you wish to restore your site to." ... I think that is the right plan.

    Scott

  4. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Gday Scott,

    You are correct, even on normal Ubuntu Linux servers the default wwwroot for Apache is /var/www/.

    As mentioned it is designed to run in its own directory. So, in your circumstance you would just drop it in the 'public_html" inside it's own directory. Eg /path/to/public_html/restore/

    Then all you need to do hit the restore directory from your browser and follow the steps to restore your blog to 'public_html'.

    The reason I opted for this approach is because leaving any of the restore files on your server afterwards is a security risk. Ergo deleting an entire folder afterwards is easier then locating all the individual files.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    MIkey

  5. sitecreations
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I understand.

    Would you please update the instructions?

    The website says "Just upload and unzip the restore wizard on your server in the directory you wish to restore your site to.

    ... may need to say something like:

    The website says "Just upload and unzip the restore wizard folder inside the directory you wish the WordPress install to reside. For example, if you want to install to /path/to/public_html, you would put the restore folder in /path/to/public_html/restore/"

    thanks...

  6. Michael De Wildt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No worries mate.

    I really need to update my documentation for both. A massive overhaul of my website is on the roadmap.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

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