Move your backup files
TNG Backup Folder
TNG defines a Backup folder in the Setup > General Settings > Paths and Folders
you might be able to specify that folder as being into a more protected area of your web site.
Here is how to put your TNG backup table files in the safe area above your shared site's document root in three easy steps:
- Use cPanel or FileZilla to create the bckup folder above the site's document root (public_html).
- In the Admin >> Setup >> Configuration >> Import settings, set the relative path from your document root to the new folder. If your TNG site is the document root, use
../backup. If you are one or two levels below the document root, you will need to use
../../../backuprespectively. Click on Make folder and it will tell you the directory already exists (TNG found it!)
- Save the change to the file path
Note that you can also use the Make Folder button for the Backup folder in the Admin > Setup > General Settings > Paths and Folders to create the folder.
If you are hosted on ICDSoft for example, the backup folder and files could be moved to your /private folder which is not web accessible and can only be accessed through the ICDSoft Control Panel File Manager or through your FTP client.
You could create sub folders under /private to allow for having two or more test systems where you can then add a gedcom folder, for example the following was provided by Ron Krzmarzick
ICDSoft uses www for their web site root and private for files not accessible from the web browser. So under
|Note that you can simulate or test putting the folders outside of web browser accessibility on your local WampServer setup by creating the backups folder as a subfolder to the wamp folder.|
Create Backup Folder
If you decide to move your backup folder, you can use the Make Folder button to create the new folder in Admin > Setup > General Settings > Folders and Paths. On ICDSoft, where I already have a config folder under the private directory structure with a subdirectory for the production site (www) and for other test sites, I specified
and clicked the Make Folder button to create the backup folder.
Note that if TNG on your site is installed in a subfolder to the web root folder, then the values would have an additional ../ to reflect that TNG is in a subfolder to the web root
and click the Make Folder button to create the backup folder. Note that you can use the Make Folder button to create specific backup folders when doing major TNG upgrades to save a copy of the database before you update it as part of the upgrade.
The following provide additional security measures:
Controlling Site Access
- Permissions Explained
- Database User
- Move your configuration files
- Move your backup files
- Move your gedcom files
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- Prevent Directory Listing
- Protecting access log