#21683 – include cgi-bin

Posted in ‘Akeeba Solo (standalone)’
This is a public ticket. Everybody will be able to see its contents. Do not include usernames, passwords or any other sensitive information.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 06:35 CST
I have section of my website powered solely by .cgi files in the cgi-bin directory. I would very much like to use Akeeba to back this up.... Reading the documentation, it says its not advisable..

Seeing as its just files. Is there a reason I cannot back the files up?

Akeeba Solo doesn't let me unclick the file exclusion filter.
Is there a way around this?


Custom Fields

Which documentation pages did you read? akeeba solo
Which troubleshooter articles did you read? None
Have you searched the tickets before posting? Yes
Did you already run the log analyser (ALICE)? Not Applicable
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 5.3.28
MySQL/database version 5.6.21
Host (who is hosting your site, not your domain) rochen
Akeeba Solo version (x.y.x) 4.1.0.rc5
Thursday, 11 December 2014 08:02 CST
No, there isn't a workaround to that. Simply put, you're the second person in eight years (and over 20 million downloads) who needs that. Meanwhile, everyone else needs to exclude cgi-bin as it would make site restoration impossible on most hosts.

Furthermore, Akeeba Solo is designed to backup and restore web applications based on PHP and MySQL. Since you're using files in the cgi-bin directory I'd bet that your site is powered by Perl, binary CGI and/or shell CGI scripts. It's not the kind of site Akeeba Solo is designed to backup and restore. At best you can use Akeeba Solo to make a database-only backup and use a manual method to backup the contents of your cgi-bin directory. Again, what you're trying to do is outside the specifications of the software you're trying to use.

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!

Thursday, 11 December 2014 08:31 CST
Thanks for the quick reply!

Its an old old application...

I use akeeba for all my backups, I was just hoping it might work. It will back up the database as you mention.

All good, please close the thread.

This ticket is closed, therefore read-only. You can no longer reply to it. If you need to provide more information, please open a new ticket and mention this ticket's number.

Support Information

Working hours: Typically we work Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm Cyprus timezone (EEST). Support is provided by the same developers writing the software, all of which live in Europe. You can still file tickets, but we cannot respond to them, outside of our working hours.

Support policy: We would like to kindly inform you that when using our support you have already agreed to the Support Policy which is part of our Terms of Service. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us help you!