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[Resolved] DB backup ends up in locking me out of WordPress!

  • Just a moment ago I launched a backup of MySQL database only, but obviously had not saved the job properly, having no target directory for the generated backup.

    Everything seemed to go allright, but then suddenly I was thrown out of WP admin and after that could not access the site from my computer (IP address?) at all. The backup jot however sent a message since there is an error in the database dump job (=not target folder…).

    Have tried with a couple of computers, but they all are in the same IP domain and result in the same error message: you do not have access rights to /wordpress! !!!! I still can access the web server using cPanel or FileZilla (ftp), so the server is still up and running.

    A backup software should NEVER result in this kind of a mess due to a user error!!! I do not know whether my service provider can fix this… so anyone: tell me what to do know 🙁

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/

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  • Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    Hello,

    waht did the Provider say ?

    That is not a normel result! I have test it so often and don’t have problems like that.

    Hi,

    it turned out BackWPup somehow stalled (due to the error?) and had generated a .htaccess file that did not allow ANYONE to access that WordPress site, neither as admin nor as a site reader. I just deleted this .htaccess file and everything started working ok.

    Now the problem has been solved, but I’m still unsure why the plugin did not delete the .htaccess – leaving the site unusable for some time. Maybe you should have a look why a user error (=no target directory defined for the backup) ends up into this kind of a situation.

    The timed weekly full backup to Dropbox seems to work without any problems – and I’ve now tested that the installation can be both moved and recovered from those backups.

    Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    Hi,

    this happens only if the log or Backup to folde fals configured.
    The folder schuld nod point to the blog root or wp-content folder.
    It must a subfolder of the. BAckWPup creates the .htaccess file to prevent acsses to these folders and that is why the file is not deletet.

    In a later Version in try to chech the fals configuration and prevent this problem.

    I ran into the same problem…
    How about you simply change the current note about the WP directory to read:
    Full Path to folder for Backup Files: (default: WP root dir/backups)
    Your WordPress dir is …… (don’t use WP root directory as backup folder)

    and make it default to a WP root dir/backups

    And thanks for a great plugin!

    Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    I change the note so that Peaple nto simply copy and paste it.

    I was only a hint too find easyer the full path off wordpress installation.

    On the foder the folder for BAckups must appended.

    Did you push your changes to the latest “download” code? I hit the same problem… Maybe you can elaborate?

    Does the backup destination folder need to be outside web-root and the path to wordpress? This could cause problems for non-technical folks.

    jnm246t, you just copy the provided full path of the WP installation (which is usually the root folder of the web hosting account) and then add /backup to the end of it

    ie. /home/public_html/somewebsite/backup

    Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    Yes i have changed it with the the last update.

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