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Is The Zip Backup File Safe/secure


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#1 Guest_John_*

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:57 AM

On a friends site, I noticed that the zip file is not password protected when using backup-buddy. What happens if somebody get hold of the zip file? It seems they can still extract all the files and deploy the site without using importbuddy.php?

Does importbuddy.php only encrypt the extraction of the database while all files/folders are still accessible in the zip file?

Thanks!

/John

#2 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hi John

Thanks for your enquiry.

The recommended practice with any sort of backup file is either to download to your desktop machine or transfer to a secure offsite location and delete from the server - this gives you control of the backup and means it is safe should your site be compromised and access gained to your files and database. BackupBuddy provides the options and capabilities to enable you to follow such a practice as you require.

Regards...jeremy

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#3 Guest_John_*

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi,

I understand what you mean Jeremy, but it still did not answer my question. My question is:

If anybody would get hold of the zip file but not importbuddy.php, can they restore the website and database?

#4 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

Hi John

No, if you are not the owner of the domain you would not be able to restore the site.

Thanks for your enquiry.

Regards...jeremy

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