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How can I find the DataRoot of an existing installation?
14 February 2012, 9:02 AM
I inherited a server with Mahara 1.4 on Debian. I want to start an automated backup routine using this solution:
However I have zero documentation for the installation. How can I find the dataroot folder and the postrges database name and (if possible) credentials?
14 February 2012, 12:23 PM
If your using apache, you should go to the apache conf dir, in ubuntu server the full path is /etc/apache2/conf.d/mahara . There you should have an Alias directive, or a VirtualHost block, depending on the configuration. That will tell you what the mahara "root" dir is located. In my case is:
Alias /mahara /usr/share/mahara
For database connection, you should have these file:
Inside search for
// database connection details
// valid values for dbtype are 'postgres8' and 'mysql5'
Again, depending on your installation could be in config.php or in config.debconf.php
16 February 2012, 12:27 PM
Perfect, thanks for your help.
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