I backed up my website using Akeeba backup and downloaded the jpa file. I now need to restore that backup. The backup is not displayed amongst the files in the file manager within Akeeba but thankfully I have the downloaded file. But I do not know how to use this file to restore. There is no option within the Akeeba interface to upload the jpa file. How do i do it?? Any help would be great. Also I am using Joomla 3

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  • In the link above, skip to the Akeeba Kickstart section. It should have all the information you need.
    – TryHarder
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 23:42
  • Please read the documentation on the Akeeba site. The backup component is specifically to "backup" your website. You'll need to use Akeeba Kickstart to restore the backup.
    – Lodder
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 9:48
  • there is a video in youtube made by akeeba, watch that
    – kiasaty
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 14:07
  • Please accept the answer given - it is correct. @alan-mc
    – Daydah
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 20:19

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You need do this steps:

  1. Upload your .jpa file;
  2. Upload the file kickstart.php from Akeeba site in same directory .jpa file. https://www.akeebabackup.com/products/akeeba-kickstart.html
  3. Run the file www.yoursite.com/kickstart.php
  4. Follow steps from restore process.

I hope this helps.

  • Please be aware that as you run the Akeeba Kickstart, any current site files in the same directory will be replaced.
    – Daydah
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 20:17

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