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ever made a successful restore?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by altoyes, Nov 13, 2005.

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Ever had a successful "Backup Restore"?

  1. Yes

    21.1%
  2. Yes, every time

    36.8%
  3. No

    31.6%
  4. Not sure if it was successful or not

    10.5%
  1. altoyes

    altoyes Member

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    hi folks
    i am, after a year and half still struggling with restore.

    i have a cpanel fantastico on domain especially so i can practice restores.

    this morning, this was the practice session

    1 made a full backup of my site linkhandsworldwide.com/fiesta/

    2 deleted the category named "dating"

    3 did a restore of full backup and the files appeared as expected


    BUT, the category named "dating" has not been restored.


    does anyone have any clues?
     
  2. altoyes

    altoyes Member

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    So far in the poll

    so far in the poll, 2 out of 3 people make successful restores every time.
    hmmm, what do they know that i dont?

    alto
     
  3. altoyes

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    the penny has dropped

    i have made 7 or so failed restores where the upload just keeps twirling away for overnight, and still in the morning nothing has happened. i have probably spent over 10 hours looking at cpanel video tutorials and now today 4 hours of googling "c-panel backup restore".x

    on my cpanel backup page, under the box "there is a note.
    "Note: You cannot restore these backups, they can only be restored by your administrator."
    after a year and half, the penny has finally dropped. "administrator" does not mean the way i log

    onto windows. "administrator" means the host who has provided cpanel as part of the hosting package.

    you dont know how relieved i am at last. during this learning curve over the last 18 months, i
    have lost quite a number of files. so now i can get to work, knowing what i am doing, instead of stumbling in the dark.

    now as far as i know, if i want to backup and be able to restore, i have to use
    BOTH the "home directory backup"
    AND the "MySql Database Backup".

    and also, the penny has dropped that the cpanel that my host provides is different from the
    cpanel that i get via downloading and installing myself, so therefore, if i have problems with
    cpanel, i need to ( like your "how not to get support says") ask my hosting provider first rather than go to the forum first. i read that thread "how not to get support" over and over again,

    trying to work out what to do. it seems that, if some vital pieces of information are missing,
    that no matter how much effort you put in, you just dont "get it".
    still, i do not know why it took me over 18 months and many failed restores to finally work this out.


    another thing, i still do not know what i am supposed to do with the "daily" or the "weekly"
    system backup after i download and save on my HDD. i have googled and searched entries for over :) 2 hours - nowhere can i find what to do with it.

    anyway, i now am about to do an experimental backup and restore. wish me luck.

    alto
     
  4. rpmws

    rpmws Well-Known Member

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    If you need to restore your account to what it was exactally at the time the normal backups are run (normally at night) just ask your hosting company and in 30 seconds they can restore it by clicking one button. "administrator" on a shared server usually means the guy that has "root" access. If it's not your server then you most likely don't have root access.
     
  5. altoyes

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    rpmws: thankyou thankyou thankyou

    i dont think it is my server. i am not sure.
    just guessing, if i am not sure if it is my server or not, then it probably is not my server?


    alto
     
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    rpmws Well-Known Member

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    what I mean is.. "Did you lease an entire server? you would pay about $100-$500 / month for that.
     
  7. altoyes

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    eureka!!

    i have succeeded.
    i have just done a completely perfect restore!!
    from now on, i know how to restore.
    thankyou all.

    alto

    ps. one more thing. can you tell me - what do i do with the "system backup" which i have downloaded onto my HDD??
     
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    rpmws: i love your eyeball. thanks for keeping an eye out.

    no i did not lease a server.
    my host is http://b3tapix.com/
    who provides cpanel/fantastico.

    alto
     
    #8 altoyes, Nov 14, 2005
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