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#26706 – Wordpress backup

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Sunday, 11 December 2016 09:49 CST
brittsan
I have several subdomains on my hosting account — Joomla, Wordpress and others.

When I am logged in to one of the Wordpress site Akeeba is backing up ALL domains into one HUGE file!!!

How can I choose which domain to backup?

Thanks,
Britt

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 4.7
PHP version (in x.y.z format) ?
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 2.03
Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:01 CST
nicholas
I guess that you have set up your sudomains wrong. Namely, your WordPress site is in public_html and all subdomains are a folder of public_html (instead of a directory one level above, next to public_html). In this case Akeeba Backup correctly backs everything up: it's backup software, it's supposed to backup every directory it sees unless you tell it otherwise.

And here lies the solution to your problem. You can use the Files and Directories Exclusion to exclude the folders where your subdomains live (the leftmost icon next to these folders in the folder list). This way the backup will not include the sudomains' root folders.


Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



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Monday, 12 December 2016 02:18 CST
brittsan
Thanks for your quick reply!

It is the server that is setting up the subdomains and folders.

I did what you suggested and got these WARNINGS:
Warnings
Unreadable file /home3/xxxxx/public_html/wp-content/themes/profitstheme/thumb.php.BACKUP. Check permissions
Unreadable file /home3/xxxxx/public_html/wp-content/themes/profitstheme_11/thumb.php.BACKUP. Check permissions
Unreadable file /home3/xxxxx/public_html/wp-content/themes/profitstheme/

What do I do?

Thanks,
Britt

Monday, 12 December 2016 08:59 CST
nicholas
That's complete unrelated and it's not even a problem. It tells you that these files cannot be read because of permissions issues. That's because these files are copies you have made and uploaded by FTP. For more information about ownership, users, groups and permissions please consult the Security Information chapter of our documentation. It's a long read but you MUST know how this works if you're running a site.


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!



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