How to Restore a Backup to an Alternate Folder Using the Backup Manager

With InMotion Hosting’s Backup Manager, multiple backups are stored on a remote backup server. Instead of submitting a restoration request from AMP to restore data now, you can simply use the Backup Manager plugin in cPanel. In this guide, you can learn how to restore a backup created by InMotion Hosting’s Automated Backup Service to another folder.

WARNING: These instructions pertain to the management of the Automated Backups that are stored remotely. For more information and details regarding cPanel backups, please be sure to check out our guides: How to Perform a Full Backup in cPanel and Restoring a Backup.

Restore a Folder/File

Below, are the steps to take to restore a file or folder using the Backup Manager plugin.

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on the Backup Manager icon.
  3. Click the expand/collapse link Home Directory.
  4. Select the desired backup from the Restore From Date drop-down.
  5. In the Select Files field, click on the folder icon ( ) to traverse through a directory. Find the folder or file you would like to restore and click on the checkbox to mark it for restore.
  6. Select the Restore to a different folder option by clicking on the radio button to the left.
  7. Type the name of a folder you would like to restore this backup to.
  8. Click the Restore button.

Restore a Database

Follow the steps in this section to restore a MySQL (or PgSQL) database using the Backup Manager.

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on the Backup Manager icon.
  3. Click the expand/collapse link MySQL (or PgSQL).
  4. Select the desired backup from the Restore From Date drop-down.
  5. Select the desired database from the Database drop-down.
  6. Select the Restore to a different folder option by clicking on the radio button to the left.
  7. Type the name of a directory you would like to use as the Dump Path.
  8. Select the option Dump backup to path above.
  9. Click the Restore button.

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