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:
- Create a MySql database using PhpMyAdmin, HeidiSql… ( for example mydatabase)
- Create the folder that you are going to use to restore the backup, for instance misitioweb and copy there the backup file mibackup.jpa
- 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.
- 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.