How to restore the original data on your website?

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Before the sample data installation process, all original data of your website is automatically backed up into a backup file located in folder /backup inside the joomla_root_folder/templates/jsn_epic_XXX/, where XXX is the template edition on your server. Technically, this is the zip file which contains a plain text file with SQL instructions that need to be executed on your Joomla! database.

Below are the instructions on how to do that by using software phpMyAdmin 3.2.1.

  1. First, login to phpMyAdmin and select your Joomla! database on the left column

Select Joomla database

  1. Next, select tab Import on the horizontal menu bar

Select import database

  1. Next, click button Browse.., then select the backup zip file and click button Go at the right corner of the page.

Browse the backup database

After script execution, you can get back to your Joomla website to check how the original data was restored.

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  • alant5
    alant5 Monday, 14 October 2013

    Do I need to do this after a new Joomla install with no content added yet, after the sample data is installed?

  • voluntimore
    voluntimore Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    Does the restoring process of the original data delete all the sample data or will the original data only be added on top?

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