Backup - TAR or GZ? Both? (2 posts)

  1. Halvformat
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I've had a major crash after using the "Better WP Security" plug-in, so I had to get help from my webhost to restore my site. I received two backup files which they've placed in a folder in the root directory (I've downloaded it to my comp. via FTP, just in case).

    The first file is: "mydomain.com_http which is a TAR-file on about 190k kb.

    The other is:"mydomain_com.sql which is a GZ-file on 500 kb.

    I have to import these via phpMYadmin, but I'm not sure which one to import. The TAR file or the GZ file - Maybe both?

    And do I remove the folder with these two files my webhost placed in the root directory? In that case, before or after restoring the site via phpMYadmin?


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The .gz file looks like it's a database backup.

    before or after restoring the site via phpMYadmin?

    As long as you have your own copies, I don't think it matters.

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