By now, most of you already know how to create a backup of your web server’s database through cPanel. This backup process is necessary to protect your site records from accidental loss and data corruption so that whenever the time comes that you need to fix it, you can easily repair it by restoring a copy of your database through the use of the cPanel Backup Wizard tool.
The cPanel Backup Wizard provides you with a fast and easy way to restore a copy of your database to your web server. This tool will expedite the process of restoring your files and database by simplifying the procedures needed to restore files using its clear-cut interface.
The following instructions indicated below will guide you through the steps needed in restoring your backup database using the cPanel Backup Wizard tool.
Step 1: Begin the database restoration process by logging into your cPanel account
Step 2: After logging in to your account, click the “Backup Wizard” Icon located in the Files section of your cPanel home page.
Step 3: After clicking on the Backup Wizard icon, you will be directed to the Backup Wizard interface page where you will find two sections: Backup and Restore.
Step 4: Click the “Restore” button located on the lower right side of the Backup Wizard interface page.
Step 5: After clicking the Restore button, you will be directed to the Restore Wizard page tab where you will be given the following Restore Type options to choose from:
Step 6: To restore your database, click on MySQL Databases.
Step 7: After clicking MySQL Databases, you will be directed to a page tab where you can select the backup database file to upload into your server.
Step 9: Click the “Browse” button to select the backup database file from your local computer.
Step 10: After selecting the database file that you wish to restore, click the “Upload” button to begin the restoration of your database to your web server.
Step 11: After clicking the Upload button, a new window that displays the restoration progress will appear in your browser.
Step 12: After the restoration process is complete, a “Dump completed on…” message will be displayed on the bottom of the restoration progress page showing the date and time the restoration process was completed.
Step 13: You have successfully restored your database using the cPanel Backup Wizard tool.