How to Restore a Database With Backup Manager

InMotion Hosting’s Backup Manager for automated backups has an option to restore databases separately from files and folders. This is similar to restoring backups with cPanel MySQL Databases Below we cover how to restore a backup with cPanel Backup Manager.

Note: The Backup Manager is a different tool than cPanel Backup and Backup Wizard.

Restore a Database

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on Backup Manager.
  3. Click on MySQL (or PgSQL).
  4. Select a Restore From Date.
  5. Select a Database.
  6. Select the Restore to a different folder or Dump current database to path above and overwrite current database with the backup .
  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 Restore.

You can request more disk space for Backup Manager from the Account Management Panel (AMP) Marketplace. WordPress users should check out our recommended WordPress backup plugins.

Remember, backups are but a layer to overall web security. For enhanced overall website security, consider the following:

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2 thoughts on “How to Restore a Database With Backup Manager

  1. If I restore a database to a folder (“Dump backup to path above”), then I presume I can look at the tables without affecting the state of the running database. Please confirm

    1. Yes, but as stated in my other response to you, you may want to contact Live Support for additional options.

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