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Got a question... Which iPage web hosting provider is the best for saving some money? Thanks in advance for any answer. Second question.. Why would this error be occurring in the Database Backup section of Tools?.

I have double checked and the dir does exist, and it has 777 permissions - is that what it should have?..

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

You may have a path issue. When you get the.

Error: Backup directory is not writeable. message.

You should also see a path under the grey title bar. Make sure the path where you have your backup directory matches where osC is looking for it. If it does not then either create a backup directory where osC is looking or change your admin/includes/configure.php file so that osC looks to where you backup directory is now located...

Comment #2

The 'backups' directory does exist under admin and has permissions of 777 BUT I am STILL getting the error, thus the reason I posted this thread..

Why would this STILL be happening??.

Thanks for the feedbakc so far!!..

Comment #3

Leave the file backups and make diff directory and name it backup on your server..

Comment #4

Not sure I understand. What file "backups"? I only have a backups directory, not file..

Can you please explain??.

THANKS!!.

This post has been edited by.

Lucky Bastard.

: 16 September 2004, 00:21..

Comment #5

Leave backup/s directory,make new backup directory..

Then go to admin/includes/configure.php..

Define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN'backup/');.

This is how the file should be.as above.

I am a newbeee ,but it's the same problem as I had,and it did work for me..

Comment #6

I am also having this problem. I have CHMOD 777 the correct directory under ADMIN/BACKUP to no avail. I also tried changing the location of the backup to the root directory and then changing the config.php file but still no good. This suggests to me that it is a problem somewhere else..

The Modules section also has the same problem. It is suggesting that these directories do not exist when they do..

Check this. If you are getting this Backup directory does not exists error. I can almost guarantee that your modules aren't working either..

Let me know if you can find the source of this errors..

Later Skaters..

Comment #7

Just tried to use the absolute address to define where the backup directory is. This is to make sure that OSC is looking at the correct directory. No good..

It says on screen that it is looking at the correct directory that is CHMOD777 but still no good..

Config looks like this,.

Define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', 'http://yourURL/catalog/admin/backup/');.

This should work as it works for everything else and also works when you have on a local machine but not on remote server.

???.

Weird.

Later Skaters..

Comment #8

This happens alot when a iPage site is moved from server to server or from a subfolder to the root. I have seen this happen with the images folder also..

Still not sure why; it may be whitespace in the file..

The fix I found was to run the installation again but DO NOT install the sample database. Only let install re-write the config files..

Hope this helps...

Comment #9

I worked out the problem, it was with my DIR_FS_ADMIN path setting..

Probably the reason why Modules worked for me is that the DIR_FS_CATALOG path was correct..

The DIR_FS_ADMIN was missing '/home/' at the front. D'OH!!.

THANKS ALL!..

Comment #10

That's one reason a re-install writing new config files would have worked..

Like I said, I still don't know what would cause this on a iPage site with config files written from the install script, working for a long period of time and moved or copied on the same server..

Oh well, maybe one of these days..

Comment #11

Yeah the reason it happened for me is a move of server..

I didn't want to re-run the install script as I have heavily modifed my configure files...

Comment #12

Why would this error be occurring in the Database Backup section of Tools?.

I have double checked and the dir does exist, and it has 777 permissions - is that what it should have?..

Comment #13

Yes permissions 777 and the name of the directory is backups and the location is admin/backups..

Comment #14


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.