Support » Plugin: Backup and Staging by WP Time Capsule » Restore site to new WP installation?

  • Resolved flippertie


    Is it possible to restore a site that has been completely wiped out?

    I’m thinking either as a way to move a site to a new server or when a website has been hacked and damaged to the point where you cannot log in at all.

    In that case could you erase the site completely, put in a fresh WP, install WP Time Capsule, and somehow connect it to the existing WPTimeCapsule backup?

    Would you need to use the same Database, Login details, table prefix etc?

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  • Plugin Author Thamaraiselvam


    Right now, you need to the have the database intact to restore the complete site.

    Say, if all the files on your WordPress site are deleted but not your Database then you can quickly restore the site with the help of our bridge file.
    Check the link below for further instructions.

    If all the files and Database tables are deleted, then you need to manually download the backup files from your Cloud Storage and upload it to your WordPress server.

    We are working on a feature in which you can restore your site in a single click even when the site is completely wiped off. I believe we will be releasing an update in a couple of weeks time with this new feature.

    Thanks for replying.
    So to confirm that I understand – the WP time capsule backs up versions of the files, but not the database?

    I had a look in the folders and didn’t see anything that looked like a DB SQL export or similar.

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