Site Restoration

#14152 site restoration is not a duplicate of original site, plus 404 pages

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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: (2.5.8)
PHP version: (5.3)
MySQL version: 5.5.21)
Host: (HostGator)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (surprisingly difficult to find)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (3.6)

Description of my issue:

I did a restore and the result did not look like my original site even though the correct info was there.  I remember your advising me to do delete all of the files on the destination folder and then do a clean restore for best results.  So I deleted all of the files in the destination folder (where I restore the site) except for only the kickstart.php and backup zip file.

The restored home page ( looks nothing like the original site ( and I cannot get into the backend ( it is a blank page.

Every page besides the home page is also a 404.

I made a silly mistake by not cleaning up.  Will close this.  

Akeeba Staff

Duplicate of #14153.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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