Restoring backup.tar.gz


#1

I’m trying to move a site from another host. I backed it up and got a backup.tar.gz file.

Can anyone tell me how do I go about extracting it on the dreamhost server? I tried searching and there was some talk about using a shell to unzip it…but I’m not too sure on how I’d go about doing that.

Step by step if you can since my server side experience is just using FTP.


#2

This is pretty simple if you are familiar with the command line under
an unix/linux system - which I assume you are not from your query. I
wouldn’t recommend cutting your cli teeth on a DH server.

Best suggestion I am able to offer is to find someone familiar with
unix/linux and get him/her to uncompress the file and then upload
using ftp.

Regards


#3

you may want to expand your search method. there are literally thousands of tutorials on how to extract tar.gz files on the internet, for all levels of ability: https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+extract+tar.gz