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#34860 – File permissions of archives changed from 644 to 666

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Monday, 15 March 2021 05:02 CDT
RRO

Hi Overthere,

when checking my last backups I noticed that file permission are set to 666 instead of 644 as before.

After contacting webhosters support they pushed me in your direction and I noticed there's a post for ABfJ regarding the same question: https://www.akeeba.com/support/akeeba-backup-3x/Ticket/34630:file-permissions-666.html

I assume that it's the same for ABfWP?

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Update: ABfWP is 7.5.5.1 Pro

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 5.6.2
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.4
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 8.0.3
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Monday, 15 March 2021 08:07 CDT
nicholas

This is correct. We made permissions an option and changed the default to 0666 to allow maximum compatibility across different server setups by default. You can edit the backup profile and change the permissions to 0644 (old default) or even 0600 if your server is correctly configured to have the same effective PHP user as the hosting user account (which is in turn the same as the FTP/SFTP user).

Unfortunately that's one thing that cannot be automatically detected, otherwise we'd choose the most restrictive setting compatible with your server automatically.



Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



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Monday, 15 March 2021 08:32 CDT
RRO

Hi Nic,

thx for following up so fast. Yeah, had thought so.

Could you change the state of the ticket from private to public, so others may get the answer too?

All the best,

Ralf

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Monday, 15 March 2021 12:53 CDT
nicholas

You're welcome!

I made the ticket private per your request.



Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



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πŸ‡«πŸ‡·French: basic



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Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:42 CDT
RRO

I'm looking for the option setting but couldn't find in ABfWP 7.5.5.1 nor ABfJ 8.0.2 . Am I just blind or is it goin' to be added in a future release?

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021 08:24 CDT
nicholas

I promise it's there since Akeeba Backup for Joomla 8.0.0 and Akeeba Backup for WordPress 7.5.5.

Go to Akeeba Backup, select your backup profile, click on Configuration.

Scroll down to find the Archiver engine row. Click on β€œConfigure...” next to it.

Change the Archive permissions setting.

See the screenshot below. The setting in question is the third from the bottom in my screenshot.

screenshot 2021 03 16 at 3.21.45 pm



Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Greek: native

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§English: excellent

πŸ‡«πŸ‡·French: basic



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



Tuesday, 16 March 2021 09:00 CDT
RRO

Thx, found it! :-)

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