Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#36573 Error in SQL File when exporting database only from Akeeba backup

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Joomla! version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version


Description of my issue:

This is about an error in the resulting SQL File, when you configure Akeeba Backup to export the database only. It is clearly the idea, that you have to use phpMyAdmin to restore a database tus exportet. However on import in myAdmin, several errors are notet (see attached image ab-error-1). Apart from that, the import runs through.

Analysing the exportet SQL file reveals what you can observe from attached image 'ab-error': This being a ready-to-use SQL file, it should contain prefixes for all tables. Which it does, with one exception: there's no prefix for table 'finder_taxonomy'.

Obviously hardly anyone uses backups in this way, but as the possibility is there, I think it's worth reporting.

Akeeba Staff

Thank you for the heads up! There are actually two bugs here we didn't catch because, as you said, virtually nobody uses Akeeba Backup like that:

  1. Any filters which can add extra queries to the DB dump wouldn't have the #__ converted to the correct prefix. This is what was causing your reported issue.
  2. Any foreign keys, indices etc using the table name prefix would end up with #__ in the database dump instead of the name prefix.

The solution was rather simple: before writing the SQL statement to the file we need to check if it's a standalone .sql and go through the abstract prefix replacement.

The fix will be included in the next version of Akeeba Backup scheduled for tomorrow morning. It was a very timely bug report! Thank you :)

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Thank YOU very much indeed, Nicholas.Much appreciated!

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