Site Restoration

#14386 Restoring a SQL 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
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Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? Yes

Description of my issue:

Simple question (I hope). I'm trying to create a completely clean installation of my sit, to run away from PHP hackers.  I've installed Joomla and all the extension and I've done a dabase backup of the current site.  I was hoping to just use the database restore part of kickstart to restore the database backup, but I can't find out how to do it. Can this be done, or do I have to adopt a different strategy?  Thanks.

Akeeba Staff

There are two alternatives.

The same alternative requires some manual work. More specifically, you have to follow steps 2 through 4 of the emergency manual restoration procedure (

The easy alternative goes like this:

I have tested both of them many times on my own servers (live and testing).

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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