how to make backup directory writable for public_html folder? (7 posts)

  1. dreamo
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Initially, I recieved a message that two folders weren't writable before I could try to backup my files.

    I managed to fix the first one by creating a backup folder and making the wp-content folder writable. Easy peasy.

    However, I'm at a lost as to what to do with this message below?

    WARNING: Your backup directory is NOT writable! We can not create the backup directory.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What version of WordPress, what backup plugin?

  3. dreamo
    Posted 9 years ago #

    v2.0.4 for WP and the Skippy Plugin by Scott Merrill http://www.skippy.net/blog/plugins/ Version 1.7 for the plugin.

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is an updated version of that plugin from filosofo at http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

    Maybe worth a try.

    Also I believe 2.0.5, or 2.0.6 updated that.

  5. dreamo
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nope. still get the same error after downloading that plugin.

    i would upgrade to the latest version, but I need to first backup my files before doing so. this is like a catch-22 :(

  6. foolswisdom
    Posted 9 years ago #

    dreamo, do you have access to phpMyAdmin ? If you do, I highly recommend http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/

  7. dreamo
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks fools.

    I have a quick question as I notice a slight discrepancy b/w that document and this document;

    The codex doesn't mention anything about ticking off the "complete inserts" box when exporting the files. However, the Tamba2 document says to tick off.

    Any thoughts on that? Just want to make sure I have all the basis covered with this.

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