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#32621 remote CLI Error #31 - You must specify a numeric backup ID

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kewbee
Hi,

I've been using remote.phar for some time to perform remote backups and download archives to a local Linux server.
After updating from version 1.2 to 2.1.1 backups complete successfully, but downloads fail with "#31 - You must specify a numeric backup ID".
Documentation says I shall not provide an ID with backup action, also I don't know ID prior to running backup action, so I could guess what the next ID will be, but that doesn't really make sense.

Here is some of the command lines I tried:
php remote.phar backup --host=https://<domainname>/wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp/app/index.php --secret=<secret> --download --dlmode=chunk --dlpath=$PWD
php remote.phar backup --host=https://<domainname>/wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp/app/remote.php?view=json --secret=<secret> --download --dlmode=chunk --dlpath=$PWD

I tried multiple sites (all of them Wordpress, haven't tried a Joomla site).

remote.phar 1.2 works just fine, so I'm going to switch back to it. However either I am doing something wrong or it's some kind of a bug.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
This is a known issue. I will release a new version next week to address this. I would have released it earlier but since our host was moving our site between servers yesterday we decided to freeze all releases to prevent any problems during the server move.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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kewbee
thanks for your clarification!
I will try again once you've released a new version.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
In the meantime you can try this preview release.

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!

kewbee
thanks, your link points to unite, which as far as I understand is a tool to remotely restore sites. I am more concerned with doing remote backups.

However I found rev3FB3524 of Remote CLI from 2020-02-17 and as was able to perform and download a backup with it.

So it looks like the issue is not present in that version.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
Sorry about the wrong link and thank you for the feedback!

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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