How to restore a backup via WHM:
If you're looking to create a cPanel backup, please refer to our guide on that below:
Once you have this backup as a public link, it's easy to restore...
1. SSH into your VPS. This can be done by downloading PuTTy (http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe)
2. Type in the following:
(replacing the 'http://domain.com/backupname.tar.gz' with your public backup link).
3. Once the download has completed, move it to the home folder like so, again replacing 'backupname.tar.gz' with your actual backup name:
mv backupname.tar.gz /home/
4. Type the following:
5. Now to restore the backup to your VPS:
Type in the following within PuTTy
(replace 'backupname.tar.gz' with your actual backup name):
/scripts/restorepkg --force /home/backupname.tar.gz
6. Your site should be restored on the VPS.
NOTE: If there are any errors, feel free to make a ticket and we'd love to help you out.
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