How to restore Full Backup when it's already on server

dennismv

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I have a file that is already located on the remove server in the user directory
/home/$user/backup-1.6.2009_15-54-44_$user.tar.gz

I've noticed that the only way I can find to restore such backup is from CPanel's interface by
* going to Backups -> Generate/Download a Full Backup -> download backup file
* and then go to Backups -> Restore a Home Directory Backup -> browse for file and click Upload.

So for this I will need to download a 3Gb file and then upload it back to the server. This is not good.

Is there a way to skip all this and initiate Full Backup Restore when the file is already in the home directory of the user ?
 

dennismv

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oh never mind, I got it.

You have to go through WHM and choose

Main >> Backup >> Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file

And ensure your file is in /home and not in /home/$user

thanks
 

uriel

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Full Backup Restore from WHM

oh never mind, I got it.

You have to go through WHM and choose

Main >> Backup >> Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file

And ensure your file is in /home and not in /home/$user

thanks
I dont see this in WHM ?

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rizwanmax

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Full Backup Restore from WHM

It seems that you are not having root access to the server and are having only Reseller account access to the server due to which you are not getting "Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file" Option in WHM. I'll suggest you to directly upload the Backup file under your account and ask your host to restore it .

Regards,
Rizwan S.
 

bitnethost

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What to do if i have a back up on /home/username/backup-1.16.2011_08-44-13_username.tar.gz

How can i restore this back up ?
 

cPanelDavidG

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First, move it from /home/username/ to /home/ then you can use the Restore an Account feature in WHM to restore the backup. WHM and root-level access via SSH will be needed (in most cases) to do this.
 

afshin-virus

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hi dear users
i have some problem.
when i execute this command (/scripts/restorepkg backup.tar.gz) i recive this massage:
Using backup archive
cPanel restorepkg 2
Force Mode: no
Reseller Privs Restore: yes

but nothins be happen. this like restoring is stopped. what can i do now? where is the problem?
 

cPanelTristan

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When you run that command, you would only use the username not the name of the file:

Code:
/scripts/restorepkg username
 

afshin-virus

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i do this again by user name but i recive this message again:

cPanel restorepkg 2
Force Mode: no
Reseller Privs Restore: yes
 

cPanelTristan

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How as the backup made as backup.tar.gz is not how cPanel names any of the backup files it creates.
 

afshin-virus

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no i renamed it in this topic. i enter correct user name in command
ehat is this mean?
cPanel restorepkg 2
Force Mode: no
Reseller Privs Restore: yes
 

cPanelTristan

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All restores show this at the beginning. It means you didn't run a forced restore and it has reseller privileges available to restore. This is not an error message. You are receiving no actual error message after running the command?
 

cPanelTristan

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Then please submit a ticket to WHM > Support Center > Contact cPanel or using the link in my signature.