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#31731 – Possible to Preserve a Folder?

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 14:42 CDT
Hi Team,

Is it possible to keep a folder "Images" on my destination site?

Let's say I backup from my source site A, and would like to restore on destination site B. Can I keep "Images" folder on destination site B?

By maybe excluding it in source site A or some other way?

Or does Akeeba backup/restore completely deletes everything in the destination site when restoring?


Thanks,

Tuan
Tuan
Saturday, 07 September 2019 20:08 CDT
By default, existing files and folders are NOT deleted before restoring a backup. Therefore if the folder you want to keep exists on site B (target) but not on site A (source, the one you backed up from) you will not have any problem during the restoration.

You can exclude any file or folder from the backup. This is what the Exclude Files and Folders button in the main page of Akeeba Backup does. This feature has been around for 12 years. You'll need to do that if the folder you want to keep exists both on site B (target) and on site A (source, the one you backed up from) but you don't want its contents from site A to be restored on site B.


Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



Greek: native

English: excellent

French: basic



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



nicholas
Monday, 09 September 2019 02:56 CDT
Understood! Thank you for clarifying!

Tuan
Monday, 09 September 2019 06:46 CDT
You're welcome :)


Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director



Greek: native

English: excellent

French: basic



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



nicholas
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 17:17 CDT
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