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Added: 09.04.2019 11:10:05 Last updated: 19.02.2020 18:53:12
This guide explains how to restore files, folders and databases on your web hosting through the Acronis Backup system. The guide requires you to first log into cPanel.
Please note that:
Click the icon for "Acronis Backup" as shown below:
In this example we want to restore the content in the "public_html" folder from April 5th. Click on the date to show the possible items we can recover.
Click "Files" as shown below.
You can also recover specific files and folders by navogating around the filesystem from here. In this example we want to recover the entire "public_html" folder, so we check the checkbox next to it (you might have to scroll down to find it).
1. Click "Recover" to recover the folder.
2. You can also download the entire "public_html" folder if you want. This will use disk-space from the web hosting and will appear in the "recovered_files" folder in the root of the hosting.
Click "Start Recovery" to overwrite the files on your web hosting under the "public_html" folder. In some cases, if for example your account has been conpromised, you might want to delete all the content of the "public_html" folder before recovering.
The recovery is now complete. The entire "public_html" folder is overwritten with the one from the backup.
We have now been through how to recover files from a backup from a specific date. It is usually not needed to recover the entire web hosting, only specific folders. If you need to recover emails, you can follow this guide.
Instead of choosing "Files" in step 3 above, choose "Databases" as shown below.
Check the checkbox next to the database you want to recover, then click "Recover".
Click "Start Recovery" to recover the database. This will replace the database currently on the web hosting. If you want to recover the database with a different name, check the "Add suffix to the recovered database name" checkbox and add text in the textbox before clicking "Start Recovery". Note: you will need to have room for another database on your webhosting for recovery with a different name to be possible.
The database recovery is now finished.
We have now been through how to recover a database from backup from a specific date.