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TOPIC: Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload

Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64434

Hello,
I am making a back up of my site, before I take it live and I am stuck on step 5.

Here is the link:
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/test-site-akeeba-backup/

so basically I uncompress the zip file and then what happens? Do i only upload the kickstart.php file? Also, since my cPanel has an upload option, I don't need to ftp it right?

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64438

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Hello,
I am making a back up of my site, before I take it live and I am stuck on step 5.

Here is the link:
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/test-site-akeeba-backup/

so basically I uncompress the zip file and then what happens? Do i only upload the kickstart.php file? Also, since my cPanel has an upload option, I don't need to ftp it right?

Thanks,

Valerie

Hi Valerie, welcome to OSTraining.

Your compressed backup site and the kickstart.php file must be in the root of your site.

Then go to yoursite/kickstart.php to run the installer.

Are you running into any specific issues at this step?
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64487

Thank you for your answer. I guess I need more detailed instructions. I work on a mac. So, basically, when it is uncompressed there are about 40 files, is it okay just to upload the folder, with all those files? I'm sorry if this is a basic question, but I am not that computer savvy, I just want to be sure it is correct.

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Valerie
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64490

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Hi and welcome, Valerie!

No problem! Keep the questions coming if you have them.

Kickstart.php is actually what does the decompressing for you. So if you skipped that part and decompressed using your Mac, then you can go onto the next step by going to https://localhost/yoursite/ using your localhost program MAMP. You're already setup with MAMP, correct?

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64494

No, I used the one-click install. At the time I couldn't understand the manual install.
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64499

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OK, here's the tutorial on installing MAMP and starting a site using it:
www.ostraining.com/courses/session/jooml...stallation-on-a-mac/

You'd just skip the steps for download a Joomla version, since that's coming from your test site.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions along the way.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64538

is it recommended that I backup on my own computer? or can I use my host's server?

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64564

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Hi Val,

Backing up using AkeebaBackup, as shown in the creating a test site tutorial, is usually best:
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/test-site-akeeba-backup/

It makes it easy to restore a site from the backup. Alternatively, host's backups generally are harder to restore and often restore emails, etc, when only the site is needed. You could always make a backup using several methods so that you have more choices.

Hope this helps!

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64632

i uploaded mamp and i attached a screen shot of what happened.
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64641

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Hi Val,

Clicking on the Start Servers button should result in two green dots. Could you confirm that? If so, you should be set to go.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64712

okay so now the apache server is green and MySQL is still red.
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64713

I am trying to use xcloner now. It is saying to do the following:

Important: under your Backup Start Path you always need to create this directory administrator/backups and make it fully writeable, it is a temporary folder XCloner uses in it's internal process

So I am not sure where to create this directory. is it just creating a new file on my server? Also, I do not know what it means by making it fully writeable.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64743

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Hi Val,

XCloner wouldn't be of any help for your MAMP mySQL issue as those are independent.

Try this:
1) In your mac's search, search for "Activity Monitor"
2) Look for a process called “mysqld“ and select it
3) Then click “Quit Process”

Then open up MAMP again and try starting the servers.

Hope this helps!

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64764

okay. great, so that worked. I have it installed properly and the database is created.

Also, is my user name root@localhost? I don't think I created a password. Anyways, I am not sure how to proceed at this point. I am trying to follow the instructions on the blog. I made a folder on my desktop and put the backup of my site and the kickstart.zip file in there. I should uncompress the zip file right?

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Val
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64774

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Hi Val,

Great! I'm glad that worked!

The user for MAMP would be "root" and the password would be "root" as well. You should move the backup into your MAMP's htdocs folder (wherever you installed MAMP). Check under Applications >> MAMP >> htdocs.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64776

okay, and then I uncompress kickstart?
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64779

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Yes, then you uncompress with kickstart.php.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64781

okay, I am confused, so I leave the zip file intact in the htdocs folder?
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64783

Well, I attached a couple of screenshots to better show where I am at.
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64786

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Hi Val,

That's right. Now start up MAMP and go to https://localhost:8888/kickstart.php in your browser. That will start the next step.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64789

Okay. I tried that and it didn't work.
This is what I got:
Not Found

The requested URL /kickstart.php was not found on this server.

But it did download a kickstart.php file, which when I opened it, it started up DreamWeaver.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64802

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myes916 wrote:
Okay. I tried that and it didn't work.
This is what I got:
Not Found

The requested URL /kickstart.php was not found on this server.

But it did download a kickstart.php file, which when I opened it, it started up DreamWeaver.

Val

Hi Val,

What happens when you just go to https://localhost:8888 in your browser, what displays for you?
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64804

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Hi Val,

To add to Tessa's question, try going to https://localhost and see if you get a selection of files. If so, pick kickstart.php . It shouldn't download for you, but rather the program should at that point.

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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64846

i've attached two files:
first is when I type localhost:8888

And then when it is just localhost
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64848

but I can open the mamp start page.
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Akeeba Backup step 5: kickstart.php upload 1 year 2 months ago #64871

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OK, you need the localhost:8888 one then. That being said, are you sure that in the following screenshot the htdocs folder that is seen is from the MAMP application?
www.ostraining.com/media/kunena/attachme...02-06at4.07.14PM.png

Check under Applications >> MAMP >> htdocs to be certain. Are there any files in that folder?

Looking forward to helping.

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