Restoring My Website


#1

Hello.
Can anyone guide me through the above process? I am completely new to this.

To cut a long story short, I lost some important data from my site and Dreamhost says that I can recover the data by restoring it via a backed up copy from a few days ago. Here is the message from Dreamhost:-

As discussed in LiveChat, I’ve restored a backup of your website files
from two days ago. Those files aren’t live. Instead, they can be found
via FTP in the folder backup_restore/marwel29/ . Just swap them out for
the current files to make them live, via FTP.

Can anyone help? Never done this before!

Mark.


#2

There should be an option to back up and restore within the Panel.


#3

there used to be a restore option… but it didn’t work =]


#4

There still is, and it does work — but only to restore files. If you’re using a web application that stores information in a database, though, those are tracked separately. (You can still restore them from backups, just separately.)