Site Restoration

#35209 Restore in Azure

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PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

We are migrating nearly 200 sites from a hosting server to a Microsoft Tenant using Azure. Will the Kickstart/Restore software work to restore the sites? If not, can you outline or suggest the process to use?

Akeeba Staff


manually backing up your site and restoring using Kickstart will work, but since you're going to move so many sites, I'd suggest you to spend some time on automating the job.

The first step would be editing your backup profile and let your current website to upload the archive on the new destination, it will cut down waiting time (especially with very large sites) since you're going to use your server bandwidth, which is larger for uploads.

If you want to push it even further with automation, you can take a look at the UNiTE:

You will need CLI access on the new server, but I think that wouldn't be a problem. For each site you want to move, you will have to create an XML file containing the address of the old site and the restoration details. Then start UNiTE: it will take a backup, download it locally and then run the restoration process.


Davide Tampellini

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