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Akeeba Solo

#37683 FULL CLI Control

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Can I control and install Akeeba Solo via the command line?

 

I have a  server for example with no web host view. but CLI access to the php file and DB. Can I install akeeba via the CLI without using a browser? 

 

Is the only way to use CLI with akeeba solo is if it is:

  • Remote CLI
  • WP-CLI
  • Joomla - CLI

I'm expecting that I can use it to backup any php application directory I choose and it's respective DB that I tell it to via the command line if I shell into my server.

 

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

You cannot fully control Solo over CLI.

To be fair, your use case is perplexing. If you have a server without a web server service you cannot run web sites based on PHP on it. What is Solo supposed to be backing up...? Sorry if I am asking a dumb question but I can't understand the use case.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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In particular I had a server with a malware infection and the host enabled network restrictions. I could login and SSH via terminal, but could not use a front facing web application to access the host and do the backup in browser. 

I was hoping this would be a good packing tool. To run via CLI.

My long term use case could be used to deploy and do work on some client packages as well if I was shelled in, then I would not need to open my browser.

This particular instance I have manually zipped the home directory and dumped the databases. 

Thanks anyways.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

Ah, I understand the use case now.

Yes, in this particular use case going the manual route is the only realistic possibility.

Another possibility would be to ask your host to whitelist your IP address so you, and only you, can access the sites. Obviously this only works for connections with a static IP address. Not all ISPs offer that and some do charge extra for the service. When battling a server–wide malware infection it is probably worth the trouble and cost.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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