I am on a godaddy server which has host names like "mydatabase.db.4925033.hostedresource.com" rather than localhost. I popped over to the multiple database definition area, entered this info into the host field...entered the username/database names (which are one and the same on godaddy) into the appropriate fields, and "jos_" as my prefix (as the extra database i'm attempting to back up is another joomla database). I tried with and without specifying port 3306 (which i confirmed through PHPmyadmin is correct). I also tried with and without specifying a prefix in case that makes any difference.... no mater what I do I get "COM_AKEEBAUI-MULTIDB-CONNECTFAIL Could not connect to MySQL" when pressing the "COM_AKEEBAUI-MULTIPLEDB-TEST button.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!