How to restore a Joomla backup made with cPanel

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How to restore a Joomla backup made with cPanel

This tutorial will show you how to restore a Joomla database backup previously made using 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

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

4) Now go to Home

5) Scroll down to Databases again

6) Go to phpMyAdmin

7) Click on the Joomla database

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

9) Uncheck CREATE DATABASE before copying

10) Click Switch to copied database

11) Then, click Go

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

12) Scroll down to Files

13) Click Backups

Scroll down

14) Browse to your MySQL backup and select it

15) Then, click Upload

You’ll see a screen that looks like this

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

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

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