Site Restoration

#17945 Help with Reinstalling my backup

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

Latest post by dlb on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 16:52 CDT

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, but not my problem showing
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? Yes but don't think I understand
Joomla! version: (unknown) 2.5.14
PHP version: (unknown)5.4 I think
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you) Siteground
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (unknown) 3.7.4
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (unknown)

Description of my issue: I had been uninstalling Fabrik component and plugins
and the front end is now showing error 400.

I have a backupo dated 17 Sep 13 which is current enough but I'm not confident to use the reinstall facility. I have never tried it before and I don't want to end in a bigger mess. I know you have issed warning, but I could do with some assistance please.

You need to upload your archive and the contents of our Kickstart utility to the root of your site.

You are going to use Kickstart to extract your archive and overwrite the files that are already there. At the end of the extraction, Kickstart will give you a link to the Installation script.

The installation script will restore your backup and allow you to make changes to the configuration of your site that would be necessary if you moved your site to another host. Since this is a same host restore, all of these options should be filled in for you and should be correct.

When the install script finishes, it will give you an opportunity to delete the /installation folder (this is ncessary for your site to function correctly) and clean up the backup archive.

What could be simpler? :-)

You can find the details in our Quick Start Guide here: You probably should read that before you go any further.


Dale L. Brackin
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