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#26639 can't add a new data base

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user69607
Hi

When i want to add another database and check the connection, it fails to say that it has connected properly,, it just keeps thinking about it (see image).

how could i know if it is able to back up this database?

user69607
i just tried adding the new database to backup to akeeba backup joomla (i have both installed).
it worked fine using the parameters and connected ok.
so it seems its just the solo that's not connecting. thoughts?

dlb
The external database would only be used for an extra database that you want to back up. Your main Joomla! site database would not need to be added manually, and I don't think it can be.

The ap_ prefix would be the table prefix of the tables included in the database, not part of the database name.

I don't see much else that could go wrong. Please double check the driver that you're using in the Joomla! Global Configuration screen. The mysqli (with the trailing i) driver is the most common driver, but it is not universal.


Dale L. Brackin
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user69607
yes that ap is the one used in that data base.
this data base is different to the joomla one...
interestingly when i added it using joomla akeeba backup the size of the back up went from 588mb to 3.8gb!!!

that data base is NOT that big. don't know whats going on.

user69607
its something like 24mb

user69607
please look at this image... this is way too large.
on the solo it still backsup at about the 500mb mark...

i will end up just using solo but just need to know why this is happening.

dlb
Please zip and attache the backup log file so I can take a look at what is in there. Just the "big" one for now, something that big should jump right out. If i need to compare, I'll ask for the "small"one.


Dale L. Brackin
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user69607
as requested. i don't know if i did the zip right

dlb
It didn't come through, can you try again please? If it won't attach, just throw it up on a file service like Dropbox, etc. and post the link here.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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


????
My time zone is EST (UTC -5) (click here to see my current time in Philadelphia, PA)

user69607
try now.
i imported backups to solo from the joomla backups... then removed them so i can import the whole lot... But it seems that when i imported it deleted it from the original folder... is that right?

user69607
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xl24twjkxlmu19/Akeeba%20Backup%20Debug%20Log.zip?dl=0

dlb
It wasn't the database that made the size go up. When you moved your backup archives into the Solo backup directory, they were no longer excluded from the Akeeba Backup for Joomla! backup. So you have backup archives in your backup.

You should exclude the Solo Output Folder from the Joomla! configuration so if you want to do a Joomla! backup, this doesn't happen again. I know you intend to use Solo but if the Joomla! backup is there, it may as well work right.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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????
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user69607
ok. good point.
i excluded the solo DIRECTORY from the joomla..
backing up ended up with 577mb. many thanks

dlb
You're welcome!

Davide is going to look at adding the database while he's looking at Solo.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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


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My time zone is EST (UTC -5) (click here to see my current time in Philadelphia, PA)

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