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#33890 – Where does Akeeba stores its configuration?

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Monday, 12 October 2020 02:38 CDT
joomlaboy

Hi!

In some cases I have to update Akeeba Backup Manually, by extracting the archive and replacing the files inside the plugins folder. For example, this morning the update through WP updates isn't working, so I had to do it manually.

I have noticed that when I do that, the next time I am getting into the Akeeba Backup page, it tells me that Akeeba is not configured yet and I have to go through the auto-configuration steps again for my all 10+ profiles.

So, where is this configuration stored so I can preserve that on manual updates?

Thanks

 

#Forgot to say that...

While writing the ticket, I got some suggestions on similar topics - but it was impossible to view those topics. Clicking on the View button was resulting in taking me back to the beginning of the creation of a new ticket workflow.

 
Monday, 12 October 2020 06:25 CDT
nicholas

Akeeba Backup saves its configuration in the database, namely the #__ak_profiles table (where #__ is your site's table name prefix, typically wp_).

The settings are stored encrypted. The encryption key is stored in the file wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp/app/Solo/engine/secretkey.php which is NOT part of the Akeeba Backup installation ZIP file. If this file is missing it's created afresh with a new, randomly generated key that is unique to your site.

Apparently, when you are doing a manual update you are accidentally removing this file. Most likely you are using a Mac which, by default, deletes folders before uploading them. Every other Operating System in the world does the far more sane thing of uploading new files and overwriting existing ones but NOT removing any existing files. I recommend using CyberDuck on macOS since it's doing sane uploads, without deleting files.

PS: I will check the topic suggestions. I think it's a JavaScript issue.



Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



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Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:15 CDT
joomlaboy

I see now.

I will keep that in mind for the next time...

Thanks

 
Thursday, 15 October 2020 00:40 CDT
nicholas

No problem! Have a great day :)



Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



🇬🇷Greek: native

🇬🇧English: excellent

🇫🇷French: basic



Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!



Saturday, 14 November 2020 20:17 CST
system
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