Akeeba Backup for WordPress

#31496 – Test backup

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:59 CDT
HI All,

I wanted to give a backup to my colleague so he will test the backup.

He will do a new install of the backup in a local disk on his computer.

Appart the file what info he needs to know to test the backup

In which format should I give the backup ? JPA or ZIP

Thanks for your help


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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) WordPress 5.0.4 running Vertex theme.
PHP version (in x.y.z format) Version de PHP 7.3
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) Version 3.5.1 pro



Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:53 CDT

It doesn't matter which format you send your associate, our kickstart program can extract either one. The jpa format is easier on your server, zip is more work to back up.

Your associate will need the backup archive. Note that your archive may be in multiple parts, jpa, j01, j02, etc. This is true of both the jpa and zip formats. All of the parts are required in order to extract the archive.

They will also need kickstart.php, available from our Download page. You will need to manually create a database and database user on their computer. The restore process normally does not have sufficient rights to create a database, only to restore data to an existing database. Put the backup archive and kickstart.php in the root of the server and visit localhost/kickstart.php and follow the on screen directions.

The movie version of this information can be found here:

Dale L. Brackin

Support Specialist

English: native

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

Thursday, 01 August 2019 17:17 CDT
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