How to restore a .jpa backup using Akeeba backup

How to restore a .jpa backup using Akeeba backup

To restore a .jpa backup created using Akeeba (previously known as JoomlaPack) you need to follow the steps described below:

  1. Create a MySql database using PhpMyAdmin, HeidiSql… ( for example mydatabase)
  2. Create the folder that you are going to use to restore the backup, for instance misitioweb and copy there the backup file mibackup.jpa
  3. Copy the kickstart.php file inside the folder previously created (misitioweb). Kickstart.php is a useful script created to unzip .jpa files. You can download the kickstart package from here . Once you have unzipped the package you will see the kickstart.php fine and some .ini files corresponding to the available languages.
  4. Run kickstart. In my case, I’m restoring the backup in localhost, so the way to run kickstart is going to the browser and typing http://joomquery.com/misitioweb/kickstart.php . Depending on whether you are going to install it on localhost or in other place you will have to use one url or another.
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