JetBackup - Restore or download a database backup
This guide walks you through restoring or downloading a backup file of a database.
JetBackup is accessed from within your account's cPanel, in the Files section or directly through the JetBackup section.
This does not mean your previous backups or data will be lost.
JetBackups are stored on separate backup servers - not directly on your hosting server. When you perform a restore (or generate a download), the data you request is pulled from the backup server to your hosting server before being restored to your hosting account or made available to Download.
Only one set of backup restoration data for your account can be kept on the hosting server at any time. The backup server retains intact version of all your available backup sets at all times. So, if you perform multiple restorations this simply means the new backup data will be copied to the hosting server so you can restore from it to your hosting account (deleting any prior backup data set held on the hosting server).
Restore a database
- From the JetBackup dashboard (Files > JetBackup) click Database Backups or click Database Backups in the JetBackup section.
- You'll see a list of database backups, select the date/time of the backup you'd like to restore and click Restore.
- On the confirm screen, you'll need to tick the Are you sure you want to restore this account? box and then click Add to Restore Queue.
- You can then return to the dashboard and click the Queue button to check on progress - you'll see when the backup is marked as Status Completed.
Download or Restore
As well as restoring, JetBackup also allows you to download a copy of the backup files that can then be saved to your local device - click Generate Download rather than Restore.
Email notifications of completed tasks
To get email notifications when a JetBackup task has completed, click Settings and enter your email address, click Save Settings to finish.
Viewing the task queue
To view queued download or restore jobs click on Queue. Possible queue states are Completed, Failed, Cancelled, Pending, Processing.