Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#28792 – Where is stored the information of the "Manage Backups" section ?

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Monday, 27 November 2017 14:10 CST
In our development process we work in different environments. Development, Staging and Production.

Someone in my team has copied the complete solution from Development environment to Staging environment copying every file and copying the data in the database; losing the previous data in the database and replacing files where applied.

This led to the lost of the information of the section "Manage Backups".

We have a backup of the previous files and a dump of the previous data in the database.

Where can I find the information that was generated in each backup? I mean, is there a way to recover that information in order to be able to see it back again in "Manage Backups"?

All the backups were made via cron jobs and stored in a remote server. What we need are the tracking records for each backup.


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Monday, 27 November 2017 20:44 CST

There are two ways to do this:
  1. The Easy Way. The default location for the backup archives is /administrator/components/com_akeeba/backup. You can find the archive you want to restore there, copy (NOT MOVE) it to the root of your site, upload Kickstart and call Kickstart will extract the archive, overwriting the existing files and send you to the restore process.
  2. The Hard Way. You can go to the Manage Backups page and use the Import Archives button at the top to import the existing archives (probably in the location in #1) to the Manage Backups screen. This has the advantage that it sounds like you've done restores from that screen before, so it is a familiar process.

Dale L. Brackin

Support Specialist

English: native

Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:17 CST
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