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StokerWilson
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restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:15 am

Hi. I've had a massive failure of my joomla based website. Can't even get in to the backend to edit the site.
If this has been answered elsewhere. please point me in the right direction.
I have a recent backup off line with Akeeba, and have also downloaded the MySQL data base.
I've tried Akeeba quickstart, but it does nor seem to go to completion after the files are restored. I may be doing something wrong!
The only way forward I can see is to do a new installation, setup Akeeba and then try a restoration from within, but have loads of questions before I start, I don't want to make matters worse!
Should I wipe the old files from public_html before I start to do a clean install?
Will the new installation pick up the old MySQL data or does that need to be re-installed?
Any help please.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am

I've downloaded fpa-en.php, and run it if that's any help for my rescuers! Thanks.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by gws » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:01 pm

StokerWilson wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am
I've downloaded fpa-en.php, and run it if that's any help for my rescuers! Thanks.
Thats only helpful if you post the results of the FPA. Read the documents that come with the FPA first.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 pm

FPA output part 1.
Forum Post Assistant (v1.4.7 (litoralis)) : 10th January 2019 wrote:
Problem Description :: wrote:Broken website. Can't access either Front Page or Backend
Log/Error Message :: wrote:Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start application
Actions Taken To Resolve wrote:Tried to restore site from Akeeba backup with kickstart
Basic Environment :: wrote:Joomla! Instance :: Joomla! 3.8.6-Stable (Amani) 13-March-2018
Joomla! Platform :: Joomla Platform 13.1.0-Stable (Curiosity) 24-Apr-2013
Joomla! Configured :: Yes | Writable (644) | Owner: --protected-- . (uid: 1/gid: 1) | Group: --protected-- (gid: 1) | Valid For: 3.8
Configuration Options :: Offline: false | SEF: true | SEF Suffix: false | SEF ReWrite: false | .htaccess/web.config: Yes | GZip: false | Cache: false | CacheTime: 15 | CacheHandler: file | CachePlatformPrefix: false | FTP Layer: false | Proxy: false | LiveSite: | Session lifetime: 15 | Session handler: database | Shared sessions: false | SSL: 0 | Error Reporting: development | Site Debug: false | Language Debug: false | Default Access: 1 | Unicode Slugs: false | dbConnection Type: mysqli | PHP Supports J! 3.8.6: Yes | Database Supports J! 3.8.6: Yes | Database Credentials Present: Yes |

Host Configuration :: OS: Linux | OS Version: 2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.x86_64 | Technology: x86_64 | Web Server: Apache/2.4.37 (Unix) | Encoding: gzip, deflate | Doc Root: --protected-- | System TMP Writable: Yes | Free Disk Space : 9855.87 GiB |

PHP Configuration :: Version: 7.0.33 | PHP API: cgi-fcgi | Session Path Writable: Yes | Display Errors: 0 | Error Reporting: 22527 | Log Errors To: | Last Known Error: | Register Globals: | Magic Quotes: | Safe Mode: | Open Base: | Uploads: 1 | Max. Upload Size: 64M | Max. POST Size: 64M | Max. Input Time: 60 | Max. Execution Time: 100 | Memory Limit: 64M

Database Configuration :: Version: 5.5.5-10.1.26-MariaDB (Client:mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: b5c5906d452ec590732a93b051f3827e02749b83 $) | Host: --protected-- (--protected--) | default Collation: latin1_swedish_ci (default Character Set: latin1) | Database Size: 17.20 MiB | #of Tables:  94
Detailed Environment :: wrote:PHP Extensions :: Core (7.0.33) | date (7.0.33) | libxml (7.0.33) | openssl (7.0.33) | pcre (7.0.33) | zlib (7.0.33) | filter (7.0.33) | hash (1.0) | pcntl (7.0.33) | readline (7.0.33) | Reflection (7.0.33) | SPL (7.0.33) | session (7.0.33) | standard (7.0.33) | cgi-fcgi () | bcmath (7.0.33) | bz2 (7.0.33) | calendar (7.0.33) | ctype (7.0.33) | curl (7.0.33) | dba (7.0.33) | dom (20031129) | enchant (7.0.33) | mbstring (7.0.33) | fileinfo (1.0.5) | ftp (7.0.33) | gd (7.0.33) | gettext (7.0.33) | gmp (7.0.33) | iconv (7.0.33) | imap (7.0.33) | intl (1.1.0) | json (1.4.0) | ldap (7.0.33) | exif (7.0.33) | mcrypt (7.0.33) | mysqlnd (mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: b5c5906d452ec590732a93b051f3827e02749b83 $) | odbc (7.0.33) | PDO (7.0.33) | pgsql (7.0.33) | Phar (2.0.2) | posix (7.0.33) | pspell (7.0.33) | recode (7.0.33) | shmop (7.0.33) | SimpleXML (7.0.33) | soap (7.0.33) | sockets (7.0.33) | sqlite3 (7.0.33) | sysvmsg (7.0.33) | sysvsem (7.0.33) | sysvshm (7.0.33) | tidy (7.0.33) | tokenizer (7.0.33) | xml (7.0.33) | xmlwriter (7.0.33) | xsl (7.0.33) | zip (1.13.5) | mysqli (7.0.33) | pdo_dblib (7.0.33) | pdo_mysql (7.0.33) | PDO_ODBC (7.0.33) | pdo_pgsql (7.0.33) | pdo_sqlite (7.0.33) | wddx (7.0.33) | xmlreader (7.0.33) | xmlrpc (7.0.33) | ionCube Loader () | Zend OPcache (7.0.33) | Zend Engine (3.0.0) |
Potential Missing Extensions ::

Switch User Environment (Experimental) :: PHP CGI: Yes | Server SU: Yes | PHP SU: Yes | Custom SU (LiteSpeed/Cloud/Grid): Yes
Potential Ownership Issues: No
Folder Permissions :: wrote:Core Folders :: images/ (755) | components/ (755) | modules/ (755) | plugins/ (755) | language/ (755) | templates/ (755) | cache/ (755) | logs/ (755) | tmp/ (755) | administrator/components/ (755) | administrator/modules/ (755) | administrator/language/ (755) | administrator/templates/ (755) | administrator/logs/ (---) |

Elevated Permissions (First 10) ::
Database Information :: wrote:Database statistics :: Uptime: 22561948 | Threads: 68 | Questions: 53606039117 | Slow queries: 0 | Opens: 6375526875 | Flush tables: 1 | Open tables: 511 | Queries per second avg: 2375.949 |
Extensions Discovered :: wrote:Components :: SITE ::
Core :: com_wrapper (3.0.0) 1 | com_mailto (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: WF_SPELLCHECKER_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_IMGMANAGER_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_CLIPBOARD_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_LISTS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_VISUALBLOCKS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_BROWSER_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_CHARMAP_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_EMOTIONS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_PRINT_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_AUTOSAVE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FULLSCREEN_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_CLEANUP_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_ARTICLE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_NONBREAKING_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FONTSELECT_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_SOURCE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_MEDIA_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_LAYER_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_INLINEPOPUPS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_STYLESELECT_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_LINK_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_VISUALCHARS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_SEARCHREPLACE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FONTCOLOR_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FONTSIZESELECT_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_TABLE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_STYLE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_CONTEXTMENU_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_HR_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_PREVIEW_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_TEXTCASE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_KITCHENSINK_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_XHTMLXTRAS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FORMATSELECT_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_ANCHOR_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_DIRECTIONALITY_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_POPUPS_WINDOW_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_POPUPS_JCEMEDIABOX_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_DAILYMOTION_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_VIMEO_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_[youtube]_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_AGGREGATOR_VINE_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_LINK_SEARCH_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_LINKS_JOOMLALINKS_TITLE (2.6.35) ? | WF_FILESYSTEM_JOOMLA_TITLE (2.6.35) ? |

Components :: ADMIN ::
Core :: com_messages (3.0.0) 1 | com_postinstall (3.2.0) 1 | com_users (3.0.0) 1 | com_finder (3.0.0) 1 | com_associations (3.7.0) 1 | com_content (3.0.0) 1 | com_plugins (3.0.0) 1 | com_login (3.0.0) 1 | com_admin (3.0.0) 1 | com_modules (3.0.0) 1 | com_weblinks (3.0.0) 1 | com_banners (3.0.0) 1 | com_cache (3.0.0) 1 | com_newsfeeds (3.0.0) 1 | com_joomlaupdate (3.6.2) 1 | com_checkin (3.0.0) 1 | com_media (3.0.0) 1 | com_cpanel (3.0.0) 1 | com_categories (3.0.0) 1 | com_contenthistory (3.2.0) 1 | com_menus (3.0.0) 1 | com_redirect (3.0.0) 1 | com_fields (3.7.0) 1 | com_ajax (3.2.0) 1 | com_tags (3.1.0) 1 | com_installer (3.0.0) 1 | com_templates (3.0.0) 1 | com_search (3.0.0) 1 | com_config (3.0.0) 1 | com_languages (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: COM_JCE (2.6.35) 1 | com_djimageslider (4.0.1) 1 | Akeeba (6.3.2) 1 | COM_JEVENTS (3.4.48) 1 | Ark Editor Update Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Control Panel (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Pro Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Vote Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Statistical Module (1.0.0) ? | com_arkeditor (1.9.0) 1 | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/sourcearea.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/indent.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/dialog.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/imagedragndrop.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/pastefromword.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/image.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/tab.xml) (0.1) ? | TreeLink (1.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/audio.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/wysiwygarea.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/replace.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/autogrow.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/enterkey.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/templates.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/removeformat.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/filebrowser.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/smiley.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/pastetext.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/contextmenu.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/font.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/showborders.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/scayt.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/flash.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/colordialog.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/colorbutton.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/showblocks.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/video.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/undo.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/toolbar.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/jabout.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/find.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/editingblock.xml) (0.1) ? | Unknown (administrator/components/com_arkeditor/editor/plugins/link.xml) (0.1) ? |

Modules :: SITE ::
Core :: mod_finder (3.0.0) 1 | mod_syndicate (3.0.0) 1 | mod_stats (3.0.0) 1 | mod_search (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_categories (3.0.0) 1 | mod_weblinks (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_latest (3.0.0) 1 | mod_banners (3.0.0) 1 | mod_login (3.0.0) 1 | mod_footer (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_category (3.0.0) 1 | mod_tags_popular (3.1.0) 1 | mod_users_latest (3.0.0) 1 | mod_related_items (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_archive (3.0.0) 1 | mod_menu (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_news (3.0.0) 1 | mod_feed (3.0.0) 1 | mod_languages (3.5.0) 1 | mod_random_image (3.0.0) 1 | mod_breadcrumbs (3.0.0) 1 | mod_custom (3.0.0) 1 | mod_wrapper (3.0.0) 1 | mod_tags_similar (3.1.0) 1 | mod_whosonline (3.0.0) 1 | mod_articles_popular (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: DJ-ImageSlider (4.0.0) 1 | Responsive Contact Form (3.0) 1 | MOD_JEV_CUSTOM_MODULE_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 | Footer Menu (1.0.1) 1 | MOD_JEV_SWITCH_VIEW_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 | MOD_JEV_LATEST_EVENTS_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 | MOD_JEV_FILTER_MODULE_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 | Contact Information Module (3.3) 1 | Responsive CSS3 Slider (3.1) 1 | MOD_JEV_CALENDAR_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 | mod_accordionfaq (3.0.6) 1 | mod_fj_related_plus (4.0.2) 1 | SP News Highlighter (3.4) 1 | Custom Inline HTML (1.0) 1 | BT Google Maps (2.0.11) 1 | MOD_JEV_LEGEND_TITLE (3.4.48) 1 |

Modules :: ADMIN ::
Core :: mod_sampledata (3.8.0) 0 | mod_status (3.0.0) 1 | mod_title (3.0.0) 1 | mod_submenu (3.0.0) 1 | mod_logged (3.0.0) 1 | mod_stats_admin (3.0.0) 1 | mod_version (3.0.0) 1 | mod_login (3.0.0) 1 | mod_toolbar (3.0.0) 1 | mod_menu (3.0.0) 1 | mod_feed (3.0.0) 1 | mod_multilangstatus (3.0.0) 1 | mod_custom (3.0.0) 1 | mod_quickicon (3.0.0) 1 | mod_popular (3.0.0) 1 | mod_latest (3.0.0) 1 |
3rd Party:: Ark Editor Update Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Control Panel (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Pro Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Vote Module (1.0.0) ? | Ark Editor Statistical Module (1.0.0) ? |

Libraries :: SITE ::
Core ::
3rd Party:: FOF30 (3.1.2) 1 |

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:54 pm

FPA output part 2

Plugins :: SITE ::
Core :: plg_content_pagenavigation (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_loadmodule (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_vote (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_pagebreak (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_joomla (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_finder (3.0.0) 0 | plg_content_emailcloak (3.0.0) 1 | plg_content_fields (3.7.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_menu (3.7.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_article (3.0.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_pagebreak (3.0.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_readmore (3.0.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_module (3.5.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_image (3.0.0) 1 | plg_editors-xtd_fields (3.7.0) 1 | plg_system_updatenotification (3.5.0) 1 | plg_system_remember (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_debug (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_stats (3.5.0) 1 | plg_system_logout (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_sessiongc (3.8.6) 1 | plg_system_highlight (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_p3p (3.0.0) 0 | plg_system_cache (3.0.0) 0 | plg_system_redirect (3.0.0) 0 | plg_system_log (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_sef (3.0.0) 1 | plg_system_languagecode (3.0.0) 0 | plg_system_languagefilter (3.0.0) 0 | plg_system_fields (3.7.0) 1 | plg_extension_joomla (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_content (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_contacts (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_newsfeeds (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_tags (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_weblinks (3.0.0) 1 | plg_search_categories (3.0.0) 1 | plg_user_profile (3.0.0) 0 | plg_user_contactcreator (3.0.0) 0 | plg_user_joomla (3.0.0) 1 | plg_authentication_gmail (3.0.0) 0 | plg_authentication_joomla (3.0.0) 1 | plg_authentication_cookie (3.0.0) 1 | plg_authentication_ldap (3.0.0) 0 | plg_twofactorauth_totp (3.2.0) 0 | plg_twofactorauth_yubikey (3.2.0) 0 | plg_quickicon_phpversioncheck (3.7.0) 1 | plg_quickicon_joomlaupdate (3.0.0) 1 | plg_quickicon_extensionupdate (3.0.0) 1 | plg_captcha_recaptcha (3.4.0) 0 | plg_installer_packageinstaller (3.6.0) 1 | plg_installer_webinstaller (1.1.1) 1 | PLG_INSTALLER_FOLDERINSTALLER (3.6.0) 1 | PLG_INSTALLER_URLINSTALLER (3.6.0) 1 | plg_finder_content (3.0.0) 1 | plg_finder_contacts (3.0.0) 1 | plg_finder_newsfeeds (3.0.0) 1 | plg_finder_tags (3.0.0) 1 | plg_finder_weblinks (3.0.0) 1 | plg_finder_categories (3.0.0) 1 | plg_fields_radio (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_integer (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_url (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_calendar (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_media (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_user (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_textarea (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_imagelist (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_editor (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_text (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_checkboxes (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_list (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_color (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_sql (3.7.0) 1 | plg_fields_usergrouplist (3.7.0) 1 |
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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by toivo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:38 pm

StokerWilson wrote:I've tried Akeeba quickstart, but it does nor seem to go to completion after the files are restored.
Do you mean Akeeba Kickstart? Please copy and paste the error messages here, especially if you cannot find any answers by searching, for example from the Akeeba documentation at https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation.html or their tickets at https://www.akeebabackup.com/support/si ... ckets.html

If you do a clean install and even if you restore the site from Akeeba .jpa file(s) with Kickstart, copy the files to a clean folder, otherwise the behaviour of the site can be unpredictable.

A new installation creates its own database, but it would be possible to switch the database connection to the old database. It may work or not work, depending on what happened to the old database, because the database is your site, and some damage may be rather tricky to repair. It is always better to make regular, scheduled backups and be able to restore a consistent set of files and database, known to be working.
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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:29 pm

Thank you for your continuing support. Yes, I did mean Kickstart. (shows my ignorance, site setup for a church and I took over the maintenance!)
I gather from what you said that Abeeka backup does not actually backup the content of the site, only the Joomla program files. Am I correct?
Also, when you say "copy the files to a clean folder" - Joomla is created in a folder "public_html". Can I just rename that and create a new "public_html" folder.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by toivo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Cheers. Akeeba Backup backs up the whole site, meaning the filesystem, consisting of the installed Joomla files and the database, which include all the database tables created by Joomla and third party extensions.

It may be better to create a subfolder and copy the old files there and then clean the public_html folder and avoid possible issues with folder permissions.
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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:22 pm

Thank you. Things are becoming clearer. So good to be able to quiz you on these things.I'm not planning to do anything until I think I fully undestand the process.
When you say, "A new installation creates its own database", would it be better to let that happen & then import the present saved database into the new one, or would an Abeeka restoration after a clean installation populate the new database as well as restoring the original site structure?

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 pm

Memory Limit: 64M

Do you get out of memory messages? I will recommend 128M or 256M.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 am

Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Memory Limit: 64M

Do you get out of memory messages? I will recommend 128M or 256M.
Not sure what memory you are referring too! Server or Local computer?
In any case I don't get memory error messages.
Thank you for your comment.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am

Hi toivo.
To go back to your comment "A new installation creates its own database", I have some conflicting information. In an installation tutorial from www.siteground.com they state that you need to create your database before beginning the installation, and then enter the details of the database when prompted during the installation proceedure. Can you clarify this please?
Thanks.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by toivo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:30 pm

That is right, if you install a new site, you need a new database. As simple as that. Alternatively, drop the old tables and use the old database.
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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi. Many thanks once again. I'm think I'm getting to the point when I can try the re-installation.

In an earlier post you said "it would be possible to switch the database connection to the old database".

If I create a new database (to protect the integrity of the old one) how easy is it to switch back to the old one after installation? Is it just a matter of editing a configuration file (e.g. configuration.php). Do you know of a tutorial somewhere that covers this?

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by gws » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 pm

Just change the DB details in the configuration.php to the one you wish to use.

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:34 am

Thanks. Can I run this rescue scenario before you before I go ahead.
  • Move all old Joomla installation to another folder and ensure public_html is empty
  • Create a new data base on server,noting name etc.
  • Upload and create new Joomla installation, pointing to new database. Include sample files so that I can check the installation works.
  • Assuming I can now get into the backend, call up Abeeka and do a restortation from Abeeka backup.
Is there anything I have missed or got wrong?

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Re: restore Joomla installation

Post by StokerWilson » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:48 pm

Hi. This is just to report a successful restoration of my site.
For anyone with similar problems reading this the one thing I learnt late on in my efforts, and not at all obvious, was to do with using Akeeba Kickstart to restore the site. In the process one has to fill in details about the mySQLi database. You need to identify the database server and not leave at at the recommended default of "localhost". Simple? Yes! but not so obvious to newbies like myself.
Thanks to all who made contributions.


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