Site Restoration

#12087 reading a j01 file from a partial (failed) backup

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? yes
Joomla! version: 1.5.22
PHP version: 5.x
MySQL version: (unknown)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: @version $Id: akeeba.php 420 2011-01-31 09:28:48Z nikosdion $ * @since 1.3

Kickstart version used to extract the backup:N/A

Description of my issue:
I have a failed backup from January and I urgnelty need to recover data from it if at all possible.

The file name is

I want to see if I can extract any useful article content from this failed backup, ie it would be content from the database.

Can you help at all??

Many thanks

Akeeba Staff
This isn't a complete backup archive. Complete backup archives have a .jpa extension and may or may not have accompanying .j01, .j02 etc files, depending on their size and other setting in Akeeba Backup. At best, you have a partial backup file which may contain some data of your site. Since the database dump is the first thing to be stored in the file, you might get lucky enough to be able to restore your database.

I would suggest renaming the file to and use the Akeeba eXtract Wizard to extract it locally. Then, please follow the emergency manual restoration procedure to restore as much of your database is stored in that archive.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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