I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Since this release doesn’t include the WordPress Database Backup plugin, I had to download it from Il Filosofo and install it myself. This didn’t go smoothly. In order get the backup to work, I had to do the following:
- Manually create a backup directory; e.g. /wp-content/backup-directory-name
- Change the permissions on this directory to 777
- Edit the backup directory definition in the plugin file wp-db-backup.php from
define('WP_BACKUP_DIR', 'wp-content/backup-' . $rand);
so that it points to the newly created directory.
I found the fix after combining several threads on Il Filosofo’s discussion forums.