Site Restoration

#13910 Domain and subdomains

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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: 2.5.7
PHP version: (unknown)
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (unknown)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (unknown)

Description of my issue:


that's my question.

In order to have a new version of my website (example: I've created a developing subdirectory called where I've built a website with Joomla.

The main structure of has several subdomains and for example
has a wide community powered by vBulletin.

Once I have created my site in joomla in a subdir called, I would use Akeeba to perform the restore on the root of without destroying all other subdir where there is other data that should not be changed.

Is it possibile or I'll have issues?


Akeeba Staff
Restoring a backup does not delete anything. It will only overwrite existing files and folder if same-named files and folders exist in your backup archive. So, no, I don't expect to see any issues with the process you describe.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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