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by v3d
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: [3.x] Tickets Discussion
Topic: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups
Replies: 16
Views: 11843

Re: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups

Well I guess you should ask yourself: under what circumstance would an administrator need to download a database backup from within the ACP through their browser? If it's for convenience then does that make their data safe or does it put them in the same precarious situation that many sites have be...
by v3d
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: [3.x] Tickets Discussion
Topic: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups
Replies: 16
Views: 11843

Re: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups

What if the founder (site admin) is unreachable and has also stopped paying the bills, while other founders do not have FTP access? This exact scenario happened to several long-running forums I use to visit (2 SMF-based & 3 phpBB-based, one of which I'm currently hosting). The only thing that saved ...
by v3d
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: [3.x] Tickets Discussion
Topic: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups
Replies: 16
Views: 11843

Re: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups

Thank you all for clarifying this. If it is done for prevententing unauthorized access, it sounds to me more like an access rights problematic. Why not create an admin permission "can download backups" or more commonly "can use the backup functionality (create, restore, delete, download)"? In genera...
by v3d
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: [3.x] Tickets Discussion
Topic: [PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups
Replies: 16
Views: 11843

[PHPBB3-15928] Remove support for downloading backups

https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-15928 https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/5502 https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/5501 As per the ticket, database backups could no longer be downloaded via the ACP, starting with phpBB 3.2.6. Could you please elaborate on why is this functionality being remo...