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Joomla! version: (1.5)
PHP version: (5.3 on both the backup and restore hosts)
MySQL version: (5.5.30-log )
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (3.4.3)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (The restore pages say Akeeba Backup Installer 3.4.3, though the restore script used was from kickstart-core-3.6.0)
Description of my issue:
While I never seem to have problems restoring a joomla 2.5 backup onto a new server, I'm having trouble getting any 1.5 joomla backup to restore.
I'm taking the backup with the compatible 3.4.3 version of Akeeba Backup for the 1.5 sites (pro version). But, when I restore, I get the "Your session write path and the installation directory are not writable. One of them must be writable for the installation to continue."
Both these files are writable at 755, and changing them to 777 makes them fail on my server.
I did see a suggestion on one of your responses to another user to try:
Create an empty text file named storagedata.dat
Upload it into your installation directory
Give the installation/storagedata.dat file 0777 permissions
Is this what I need to do? is there a reason why 1.5 and 2.5 restores onto the same server work differently (the latter is successful and the former bombs out.
Thanks for your help,