Support » Plugin: Online Backup for WordPress » How to restore from downloaded Backup (not encrypted)

  • Hi I’m using online backup for wordpress version 2.2.13.

    I am trying to do a complete restore from a recent backup and have run into a problem. The FAQ online refers to “decrypting a backup” in order to restore. BUT if you select the DOWNLOAD backup method the local copy is not encrypted, nor is it a zip file.

    I really need to restore from my local downloaded copy. could someone tell me how to do this?


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  • Plugin Author Online Backup


    Hi lonepine4,

    If you chose the download option, and encryption was enabled, it will be encrypted. Easiest way to tell is to look at file extension.

    Non encrypted backups that are downloaded are ZIP files. Encrypted backup files are ENC files that your computer can’t read – these need decrypting and you get back a ZIP file, same as the non encrypted version.

    The ZIP file contains two folders, one is Database containing a SQL file you can import into an emptied wordpress database using phpmyadmin or similar. The other is Filesystem containing your wordpress files, plugins, themes and uploads and just need uploading through FTP. Generally one installs a blank WordPress first, then uploads all files overwriting, then uses phpmyadmin to delete all tables from the new wordpress database then imports the database backup. There are some guides in some other topics I can find if you have issue and were working on some really detailed ones internally to put on our website, as well as exploring some automatic restore options for the plugin.


    is it necessary to use phpmyadmin to delete tables in order to do a restore?

    Plugin Author Online Backup



    If the backup was generated recently it will have statements inside the backup file to delete the tables for you. Older backup files you had to do it yourself.

    You can just import the SQL file yourself and if you get table already exists errors you can then delete the tables first and then import it.



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