This is a quick example of how to restore an example directory: /var/www on your server.

Step 1

Create a file backup for /var/www  (as an example).

Step 2a

Go to your backup page, then select the "Logs" tab. Afterwards, click the little "( i )" on the right next to the copy you want to download.

Download Your Backup

Step 2b

Under the backup restore section on the modal that just popped up, click on "Click to generate a signed download link" then copy the resulting link

Step 3

On your server, run the following command, and use the signed download link you obtained in the previous step (ensure you enclose it in double quotes as shown):

wget "PasteTheSignedDownloadLinkHereBetweenTheQuotes" -O "backup.tar.gz"

Step 4

Now that you downloaded the backup on your server, restore it as shown below by running:

tar --overwrite -xvf backup.tar.gz --directory /var/www


Note: this will overwrite your /var/www  directory by the one in the backup archive. It is a good practice to extract the backup in a temp folder first and inspect it.

If you need any help in any of these steps, let us know and we can help you with the restore.

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