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#11023 Should I take site offline whilst doing a LIVE restore?

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user24203
Just a quick question, I had to do a live restore the other day and I was delighted as it worked like a dream. Should I take the site offline when I do this - or will the site still operate whilst the files are being overwritten? Many thanks.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
When restoring a site, no matter if you take it off=line or not, you risk a user accidentally seeing the restoration page. For this reason, please use Kickstart's Stealth Mode as documented in Kickstart's user guide.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
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user24203
Hello Nicholas, yes that makes sense thanks. However, when I use the AKEEBA restore option from the AKEEBA component in the back-end of JOOMLA I am not presented with the kickstart start page which has this option, it jumps to the Server Setup Check.

If I restore by uploading .jpa's and kickstart, I DO see the option for stealth.

I would like to be able to restore form the back-end of the site in stealth mode - is this possible?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
The answer is yes and no. No, it's now included in Akeeba Backup's integrated restoration but, yes, there is a workaround. Just install Admin Tools Core, the free version of our utilities & security component. There is an option there called "Emergency Off-Line Mode". This feature is exactly the same thing as Kickstart's Stealth Mode. Not similar; I mean exactly the same. All you have to do is:
- Go to Admin Tools, enable Emergency Off-Line
- Go to Akeeba Backup, restore your site
- Go to Admin Tools, disable Emergency Off-Line
and done!

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

user24203
Great - thanks for your swift responses. Gordon.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
You're welcome :)

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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