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#34941 – extract or browse database from jpa file

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Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:43 CDT
apparker

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Description of my issue:

I need to peer inside my jpa file to get some database tables back - how do I do that?  Do I have to use kickstart to resurrect the entire site and then use phpmyadmin?

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Joomla! version (in x.y.z format) 3.9.25
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.4
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 8.03
Friday, 26 March 2021 03:53 CDT
tampe125

Hello,

yes, you are correct. You can't take a look inside the JPA file, you have to fully extract it and restore the original site.



Davide Tampellini

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Friday, 26 March 2021 06:03 CDT
apparker

how can I restore the site onto same server without overwriting the current active site? I need to restore the site and get some database tables, but I do not want to overwrite the current site because it is now a few weeks older with updated content.

Friday, 26 March 2021 06:48 CDT
tampe125

Ok, now I got what you're trying to solve. This is a slightly more complicated scenario than a regular restoration, please take a look at this guide for further info on how to do that: https://www.akeeba.com/documentation/walkthroughs/advanced-site-transfers-index-html.html

 



Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff



Italian: native

English: good



Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!



Friday, 26 March 2021 07:46 CDT
apparker

This doesn't look practical for my purposes. I'd rather restore the site into a different account on my server, then extract the tables manually using pypmyadmin. If I create a new account on my server (domain2) and the restore the site, that will not affect the actual live account (domain1), correct? 

Friday, 26 March 2021 08:14 CDT
tampe125

Yes, as long as you use a different database (or a different table prefix), the data from one site won't affect the other one.



Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff



Italian: native

English: good



Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!



Friday, 26 March 2021 08:44 CDT
apparker

when you say different database, I have no way to change the name of the database in the restoration, correct?  So I would have to change the suffix of the database in the live production site first? Would I have to then have to create the old database as a blank one in order to restore the old database or does kickstart do that? 

Friday, 26 March 2021 09:00 CDT
tampe125

There's no need to touch your live site,, when you perform the restoration, you will have to supply the following data:

Database host
Database Username
Database Name
Database Password
Table prefix

You can have different values from the original ones, ANGIE will restore the data in the new location and update your newly restored site to use the new details and not the original ones. The only requirement is that the database should be already existing

I'd suggest to take a look at this video about restoration, so you can see what you're going to do: https://www.akeeba.com/videos/1212-akeeba-backup/1618-abtc04-restore-site-new-server.html



Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff



Italian: native

English: good



Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!



Sunday, 25 April 2021 20:17 CDT
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