- Plesk for Linux
The following warning is displayed when cloning WordPress instance.
PLESK_WARN: An error occurred while setting the correct permissions for files (644) and directories (755) on the WordPress installation 'staging.example.com'. openat 'db.php' failed: Too many levels of symbolic links Failed to open safely /var/www/vhosts/example.com/staging.example.com/wp-content/db.php: Too many levels of symbolic links
The file with symbolic link mentioned on error (db.php) belongs to a WordPress plugin, e.g. query-monitor:
# ls -lah /var/www/vhosts/example.com/wp-content/db.php
db.php -> /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/query-monitor/wp-content/db.php
WordPress Toolkit bug EXTWPTOOLK-9401: WordPress Toolkit cannot process the symbolic link created by the plugin "query-monitor".
1. Log in to Plesk.
2. Navigate to Domains > example.com > WordPress Toolkit > Plugins.
3. Disable the affected WordPress plugin on the source website before cloning.
4. Clone the website and enable the plugin again on the destination (newly cloned) website.