Can I Restore a cPanel Backup If a Joomla Upgrade Doesn't Work?

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I am managing a Joomla site that is still in version 2.5.28 and want to upgrade it to the latest Joomla 3 version. I have created a backup via the cpanel, will this allow me to restore to the older version of Joomla if their is a major problem upgrading?

Hello LilPeanut,

Thanks for the question concerning the use of your backup for your old Joomla installation. If you made a backup of both your files AND the database involved with your Joomla installation, then you should be able to recover it should the upgrade go south. I would recommend that you make a COMPLETE cPanel backup (not just the Joomla files), just in case it's needed. The database file for your Joomla site is critical as Joomla needs it to operate - so make sure that you have made a backup of it as well. So, basically, the answer to your question is "yes", you should be able to recover your old Joomla site from your cPanel backup. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.