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For Restore, Does The Backup File Have To Have Been Created Using Backup Buddy?

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#1 Guest_Elaine_*

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

Is it possible to use Backup Buddy to restore a Wordpress site using a backup file (folder) that has not been created using Backup Buddy? If so, is it the same process or is it a lot more complicated?

#2 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Hi Elaine

Not this is not possible. To use the restore/migrate tool requires that the backup zip archive file contains information encoded into the backup at the time is was taken.

It is however possible to restore a site from a BackupBuddy backup without necessarily using the specific restore/migrate tool although this does require a little more work on the part of the user and is not something that we specifically support so you need the correct technical expertise to be able to do this.

I hope this gives you the information you need but please feel free to ask for any additional clarification, thanks.


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#3 Guest_Elaine_*

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate your help.