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Joomla! version: 1.5.22
PHP version: 5.3.5
MySQL version: 5.3.8
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Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.3.13
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.32
Description of my issue:
I have a website created with Joomla 1.5.22 under PHP 5.3.5 and MySql 5.3.8. I have been running in on my home server running Windows XP using Apache (Apache/2.2.17 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8o PHP/5.3.4 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1).
When I get a lot of traffic, I often get Apache re-boots. It appears to be a problem managing new threads and the advice I have received is to run it under Linux.
I didn't want to buy another computer without trying out the website under Linux to see if the problem would resolve.
1. On my Joomla website under Windows XP, I update my Akeeba back-up component to the newest version and then create a new back-up file.
2. I set up my server so it could dual boot using Ubuntu (11.10).
3. After I loaded Ubuntu and then loaded XAMPP for Linux (1.7.7).
4. Got Apache server up and running without any issues.
5. I download newest version of Kickstart.php (3.32) from the Akeeba website
6. When I boot up under Ubuntu, the hard drive with my web site is available as a "Back-up drive". The Akeeba backup from my Joomla website is in multiple files (about 2.4 GB total) so I compressed the files using the standard compression utility supplies with the OS.
7. I then copy that archive over to the default htdocs directory that Apache is using and decompress the files (again using the standard function supplied by the OS).
8. I load kickstart.php. I get the "Things you should know about KickStart" dialog. I click on the "Click here" message to continue.
9. The correct archive file name is already in the "Archive file" field. I don't make any other changes and I click on "Start"
At this point I get an error "Invalid header in archive file, part 0, offset 0".
I have very little experience with Linux so it could be something as simple as permissions. I am doing all this this from my root account. I thought it could be something in the COPY stage, but I would think that by going through the compression step, I would avoid any problems with file copying. However, I get this same error if I use the Ubuntu utilities to copy the archive files directly from the "Back-up" drive to the htdocs directory. I brought the files over via FTP in binary mode (through an intermediary server) and got the same header error.
Any suggestions are welcome. Again, I am inexperienced with Linux so I may be doing something very simple (but wrong).
Thanks for your assistance.