BackupBuddy Restore/Migrate: Introduction

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BackupBuddy's ImportBuddy tool allows you to migrate or restore a site. If you build a site for a client on your localhost or a development site, you can migrate the site to your client's server once the build is complete. You can also use BackupBuddy to restore a site that has been hacked.

Types of Restorations and Migrations

Database-Only Restore

The WordPress database can be easily restored using ImportBuddy and the BackupBuddy database backup.

To perform a database-only restore:

  1. Upload your Database Only backup file with the ImportBuddy file to your site.
  2. Navigate to importbuddy.php in your web browser to follow the directions to restore the database (For example, the ImportBuddy location would be http://mysite.com/importbuddy.php</code>). This will open ImportBuddy, which will walk you through the remaining steps.

You may also extract (unzip) your BackupBuddy Database Only backup onto your computer and then upload the extracted database .sql file using your cPanel or PHPmyAdmin control panel.

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