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#36854 Should I block access to my backup folder?

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Chacapamac

Should I add some kind of protection to my Akeeba backup folder in my htacces Maker

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

You don't have to. Akeeba Backup automatically puts a .htaccess file in the backup output directory to prevent direct web access to it.

Ideally, you should use a backup output directory outside your web root.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Chacapamac

Thanks Nicholas, yes, you right, I will move it out.

ā€” Curiously I dont see an htacces in it, even if its already in use ? Ā (Iā€™m using Akeeba Admin Pro)

(Iā€™m using a ftp software, I should see it...)

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ā€” Do you have any way to keep the links to the already made backup files when moving the folder?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

> (Iā€™m using a ftp software, I should see it...)

No, by default you should NOT see it. All dot-files (files whose name start with a dot) are hidden files on every Operating System except Windows. The default configuration of FTP clients is to not display hidden files.

> ā€” Do you have any way to keep the links to the already made backup files when moving the folder?

No. If you want to keep the old backup archives on your server (NOT recommended) you need to leave the old output directory where it is. You can create a new directory and change to it in the Configuration page of Akeeba Backup. Old backups do store the absolute filesystem path of where the backup archive were located in so that Akeeba Backup can still find them even if you change the Output Directory in the Configuration page.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

šŸ‡¬šŸ‡·Greek: native šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§English: excellent šŸ‡«šŸ‡·French: basic ā€¢ šŸ• My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

Chacapamac

Understood, Solved for me

I just put a screenshot from my trusted Cyberduck that always shown dot files like htacces

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