Restore a Joomla backup using phpMyAdmin

This tutorial will show you how to restore a Joomla backup using phpMyAdmin

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) Click Operations

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

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10) Uncheck CREATE DATABASE before copying

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11) Click Switch to copied database

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12) Then, click Go

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

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13) Select the original database

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14) After scrolling down to the bottom of the page, click Check All

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15) Then, choose Empty from the drop-down box

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16) Click Yes

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Now that the database is empty, we can restore our backup

17) Click Import

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18) Browse for and select the backup file

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Scroll down

19) Click Go

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If you encounter any problems, the temporary backup database we created should come in handy19) Click Go

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