At some point in your Joomla! website’s lifespan, the time might come to move. From your localhost to the internet, perhaps. Or, from one hosting company to another hosting company. Migrating a site can sometimes be challenging. We’ve all been there. And when you think you’re done, sometimes Joomla! seems to slap you in the face by showing you errors where everything used to work fine. But Joomla! is just trying to help, indicating what the problem is!
Akeeba Backup is one of the components that might show you an error after you’ve migrated a site. When I migrated a website today, it greeted me with a ‘warning’. You can see it below.
Akeeba Backup tells you that some folder permissions are wrong. Before you head to the Akeeba Forums and start harassing people, try the following suggestion. Y’see, when you migrate a Joomla! website some of the old settings might still be “saved” in Joomla!. Akeeba Backup is no exception. So, let’s try to fix that problem!
- Click the “Configuration” button in the Akeeba Backup panel.
- You’ll see the screen as shown below. The first two fields – Output Directory and Temporary Directory are the source of your problem. It has remembered the old path, which of course won’t work on your new site. (If you’re wondering: Hell yes, it’s supposed to save that path.)
- To fix this, you’ve got two options.
- Nice and easy: Type the following for both ‘Output Directory’ and ‘Temporary Directory’: [DEFAULT_OUTPUT]
- Or, if you insist, use the ‘hard’ way: You can click “browse” to try and find the correct path. Which means clicking to administrator > components > com_akeeba > backup. For the Temporary Directory you’d have to browse to ‘tmp’.
- Either way, don’t forget to click the Save or Apply button afterwards. Check the Akeeba Backup panel – it should now indicate it’s all good to go.
- Disclaimer: If you want to use another path to store your back-ups, (Output Directory) then great. But since I don’t know what path that might be, you’ll have to figure it out on your own.
- Note: The chances that your fields will say “thewrongpath!!” are slim. Other values might be just as wrong.