Site Restoration

#35677 How about the database

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PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

Latest post by Polleke on Friday, 20 August 2021 05:15 CDT



i was reading about kickstart. I couldn't find any documentations about how to restore the database.

Should i create a database before starting ? And do i edit an ini file for userid and password ?

regards Jan.


I am trying to set up a testenvironement for Joomla 4 migration.




Akeeba Staff

First please read this page 

Then read

As you see, Kickstart only extracts the backup archive. The database dump along with the restoration script (which restores the database and reconfigures your site) are included in the backup archive at backup time. 

If you are restoring on the exact same site (on the exact same server, domain/subdomain and directory) you backed up from you don't need anything else. The database connection information is already known to the restoration script and you basically just click next until the restoration is over.

If you are restoring to a different site or server or domain or directory you will need to supply the database connection information. You either get this information from your host or when creating a database yourself. Remember, this is only necessary if you are restoring somewhere else than where you backed up from.

You never need to edit any configuration files to use our web software. The restoration script has an interface which guides you through the restoration process and lets you enter the database connection information i.e. host name, database name, username and password.

I think it's best if you watch the whole process as a narrated video:

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Hi Nicholas,

thanks for the information. I am going to build the same joomla website on an other server. Just to test the Joomla4 migration. So yes the DB information i get from my hoster is fine . No problem.

And during the kicksrtatproces i ll be ask foor further db info.


Lets try. Thank you


regards Jan

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