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Restore a Joomla backup made with cPanel

This tutorial will show you how to restore a Joomla backup made with cPanel

First, let’s create a new database to store the data that’s currently in the Joomla database, just in case there’s a problem restoring the backup

1) Scroll down until you see Databases

2) Click MySQL Databases

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3) Type a name for your backup database, then click Create Database

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4) Now go to Home

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5) Scroll down to Databases again

6) Go to phpMyAdmin

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7) Click on the Joomla database

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8) Under Copy database to, type the temporary database name

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9) Uncheck CREATE DATABASE before copying

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10) Click Switch to copied database

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11) Then, click Go

The database seems to have copied successfuly. Now, let’s switch back to cPanel and restore the backup

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12) Scroll down to Files

13) Click Backups

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Scroll down

14) Browse to your MySQL backup and select it

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15) Then, click Upload

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You’ll see a screen that looks like this

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Scroll down to the bottom to check for any errors

No errors show up here, so the restoration of our Joomla database seems to be complete

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If you encounter any problems, the temporary backup database we created should come in handy