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[resolved] Backup Files not Found (3 posts)

  1. aragno
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay. I am trying to move my wordpress site to a new domain.

    I tried to follow the readme file as best as I could. I installed and activated the plugin on both domains after installing wordpress in the new location. I set the settings as I thought they should be on both sites.

    I made a successful backup using the "migrate" feature.

    I then logged into the new domain site and tried to use the "restore" feature. When I do this it cannot find any files to load.

    On my source site, should I actually set the backup location to the "backup" folder on my destination site?


  2. brian7997
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, you must set the remote backup path to:


    otherwise the files won't be found. I think it would be better if you could choose the backup location. As this directory is public! and you could have your backups downloaded by anyone.

  3. Mert Yazicioglu
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    @aragno: Yes.

    @brian7997: The backup directory and its sub directories all have index.html files inside them to prevent file listing. This does not make downloading your backup files impossible for outsiders but they need to know (or try to find) the exact second you created the backup file. You can use .htaccess to prevent direct access to the backup files. Though, if you are seriously concerned about the security of your backup files, you should immediately download and delete them from your server once you are done with them.

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