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Registered: 03/02/07
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I have gone through all the posts about backing up GL and contacted my servers tech dept. Even though I've changed the config.php to reflect the correct path for mysqldump, I am still getting the same basic error: Incorrect path or mysqldump utility not executable. Check $_DB_mysqldump_path definition in config.php. Variable currently defined as: /var/lib/mysql In a test using: <?PHP echo is_executable('/var/lib/mysql'); ?> I get a blank screen with no error. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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You have to include the filename for is_executable. The error says the

<?PHP echo is_executable('/var/lib/mysql/mysqldump'Wink; ?>

Also, in my experience there will be a /bin/ directory in there so your path may be missing the bin

<?PHP echo is_executable('/var/lib/mysql/bin/mysqldump'Wink; ?>

But my experience is Windows based so I don't know the Unix layout.

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