Regarding backups

Hi, I have a question about site backups. I recently left my old webhost and they provided me with a tar.gz archive of my site. Given that my archive programs (winRAR, winzip) are unable to do anything with it, I’m assuming it’s only meant to be extracted server-side(?). If this is the case, is this archive likely compatible with other hosts such as yourself? And if so, where would I upload this file to?

Thanks :slight_smile:

tar xvzf [the archive]

Where you extract it depends how the file was created - you can see the contents with:
tar tzf [the archive]

Probably you’d want to remove the directory named after your domain, untar the file in your home directory, and then rename the directory that was unpacked to your domain name. Just a guess, though.