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#17711 Restoration Point Question

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user9417
Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Chapter 5
Have I searched the tickets before posting? Yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? 100-102
Joomla! version: 2.5.14
PHP version: 5.3.21
MySQL version: 5.1
Host: Site 5
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.8.2
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (unknown)

Description of my issue: Not an issue but a question. I used the Joomla Extension manager to install an update to the Gantry. I thought I had enabled the back up to occur before an install but I didn't see a system restore point associated with the update. Not sure I have it set up correctly?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
Gantry doesn't support system restore points. It doesn't declare which paths / tables we have to back up and since it's a package (rather than a component, plugin, module or template) we can't deduce automatically what to back up.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Greek: native πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§English: excellent πŸ‡«πŸ‡·French: basic β€’ πŸ• My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

user9417

Is there a way to tell what supports system restore points so that I can complete a site backup before those items that don't?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
No, but you can take a full site backup before upgrading Gantry. That's what I am doing on our site.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Greek: native πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§English: excellent πŸ‡«πŸ‡·French: basic β€’ πŸ• My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

user9417
Thanks Nicholas! Just a thought that may or may not be possible, since Akeeba interacts with the install process to create a system restore point if possible, maybe you can give people an option to complete a full back up before the install if the product doesn't support restore points.

Thanks again for a great product.

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