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Joomla! version: 2.5.3
PHP version: 5.2.17
MySQL version: 5.1.61-community-log
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.4.2
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.4.0
Description of my issue:
I tried to restore from Amazon S3 backup since I lost access to my site (back and front end) testing SSL. While downloading the files from Amazon they were "saved as a link" (!) in my PC with a .txt extension name. The JPA extension was lost the moment I tried to save to my PC. I had to use a previous backup stored on my PC with the .jpa extension to be able to restore with Kickstart. The Amazon file was useless.
1) What went on there ?
2) How to correcty download backup files from Amazon when back-end access is lost?