[wp-testers] About DB Backup

Lloyd D Budd lloydomattic at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 19:45:20 GMT 2006

On 9/25/06, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> While this is all great, and I do like the idea of XML import and
> output,  I don't think the DB backup plugin should be dropped from the
> core at this point. Why? Because of the security issues. People
> upgrading from 2.0.4 or previous directly to 2.1 still have the old,
> vulnerable backup plugin. Most people won't know its even been dropped
> because you are instructed not to delete anything in your wp-content
> folder on upgrade. And no, I do not think that instructing users to
> get rid of the backup plugin is enough, it adds more complexity to the
> upgrade docs and nobody would listen anyways.

Hi Robert,

There is a 2.0.5 release planned that I understand addresses the known
issues at this time.

How does leaving what sounds to be a mostly unmaintained plugin in 2.1
solve any problems either?

Thank you,

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