I am working on a cron job that is creating a backup file. I want to move the file to the private file directory but I am having trouble figuring out how to do this. The cron job creates a file in a folder called /temp in the root of my site. I've been trying to use
file_save_upload to move the file, but this isn't working
$gzip_file = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/temp/myfile.gz'; $private_file = 'private://myfolder/myfile.gz'; $drupal_file = file_save_upload($gzip_file,array(),$private_file,FILE_EXISTS_REPLACE);
I am not getting an error and $drupal_file equals false. The private folder exists and I can write to it with PHP. Is file_save_upload the wrong function? What do I need to do instead?