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My client is getting ready to move his site away from osCommerce. We are needing to back up EVERYTHING, HTML files, img files, customers, past orders. Can someone direct me what I need to do.

 

This is my first time using osCommerce with a client.

 

Thanks

Dawn

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using ftp backup the entire osc catalog files and also backup the database using phpmyadmin or the osc database backup manager.

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Use the Admin>tools>backup to backup the mysql database. Then, when that is done, FTP everything to your computer. FTP is just moving files. The database itself will not be part of that. The backup is not the database, just the data and configuration to recreate the database.

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My site is fairly new and I figure that I better get going on a backup. This is what I see when I attempt my first backup:

 

Error: Backup directory does not exist. Please set this in configure.php.

 

Can someone help me out on this? Thx.

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Look in your:

 

/admin/include/configure.php

 

It probably has a line about like this:

 

  define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN . 'backups/');

 

That places your "backups" here:

 

/admin/backups

 

The error is telling you that this backup folder (or directory) doesn't exist.

 

You need to specify a folder that does exist, or create one.

 

If you create one, you may need to change the permissions on it afterwards to make it "writeable".

 

This doesn't "backup" your entire site. It only places a backup of your database there.

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

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Look in your:

 

/admin/include/configure.php

 

It probably has a line about like this:

 

  define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN . 'backups/');

 

That places your "backups" here:

 

/admin/backups

 

The error is telling you that this backup folder (or directory) doesn't exist.

 

You need to specify a folder that does exist, or create one.

 

If you create one, you may need to change the permissions on it afterwards to make it "writeable".

 

This doesn't "backup" your entire site. It only places a backup of your database there.

 

Thanks for your response. I'll check this out tonight.

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Look in your:

 

/admin/include/configure.php

 

It probably has a line about like this:

 

  define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN . 'backups/');

 

That places your "backups" here:

 

/admin/backups

 

The error is telling you that this backup folder (or directory) doesn't exist.

 

You need to specify a folder that does exist, or create one.

 

If you create one, you may need to change the permissions on it afterwards to make it "writeable".

 

This doesn't "backup" your entire site. It only places a backup of your database there.

 

I had this same problem... I tried to resolve the problem and apparently messed up something... Now I can't get to my administration at all... My store still works, but if I put in my url www.mystore.com/admin, I get a garbled mess with .php in it... http://merefbr.powweb.comdir_ws_adminindex.php/

 

Can anyone out there help? Or direct where I may have put the wrong thing in?

 

Dan

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Where did you get that link you posted?

:unsure:

 

I was in your admin. You need to password protect it.

:blush:

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

SSL Implementation Help

 

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