The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


byekorn, March 1, 2007
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Akeeba Backup
Everything went smoothly once I actually *read* the manual. (Hint: When restoring, browse to /installation rather than the Joomla root...) It is thorough and clear, but required reading before attempting a restore.

I needed to move/restore my site to another server and subdirectory, and share my notes for the benefit of those with similar needs:

If you use search friendly URLs (e.g. Artio JoomSEF or OpenSEF (not on but, remember to modify the RewriteBase directive in .htaccess.

It's obvious that /configuration.php must be modified, but there are quite a few settings to remember. Off the top of my head: $mosConfig_absolute_path,
$mosConfig_cachepath, $mosConfig_db, $mosConfig_host,
$mosConfig_live_site, $mosConfig_user, $mosConfig_password...

A global search/replace for /oldsubdir to /newsubdir can be useful to alter any absolute URLs in .htaccess, templates or css, provided /oldsubdir is a reasonably uncommon string. I used the freeware editor PSPad for this: Search > Search/replace in files. (Hardcoded absolute URLs in content require similar modification, but I don't know any quick way to do this globally.)