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Offline trebor09

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how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« on: May 06, 2012, 05:13:01 AM »
I have a mac.....

 I need to restore from my last back up file after installing a mod that froze........

 I have down loaded it to a empty file on my desktop........ 

 whats next......?         

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 11:16:39 AM »
You will need to use PHPMYADMIN or Shell to import the file.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2012, 02:11:38 PM by Colin »
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 01:02:03 PM »
sorry ...fell a sleep in my chair........ :o

 I am following this advice to recover after install a mod that locked up......

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=400356.0


 I'm really new to this ........ where might I find .....PHPMYADMIN.....     and exactly how do I do it with that.....


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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 01:04:47 PM »
Phpmyadmin can be found in cPanel. I may be able to help you further if you can tell me who you are hosting with.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 01:10:18 PM »
godadyy........

       

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 01:12:09 PM »
Well, godaddy does everything differently. They have a custom cumbersome panel that was developed in house.

Here is how you get to it though:

To Manage Your Databases Using phpMyAdmin
Log in to your Account Manager.
Click Web Hosting.
Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
In the Databases section of the Hosting Control Center, click MySQL.
Click Manage via phpMyAdmin for the database you want to manage with phpMyAdmin.
Enter your user name and password. The user name is the same as the database name.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 01:20:10 PM »
Sorry about that. You aren't looking to import a database backup. To de-archive a tar.gz compressed directory you can use a program such as http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm (Winrar)
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 01:24:13 PM »
If you are on a mac, Mac OS X will unpack a .tar.gz, .tar, or .zip file automatically when you double-click on its icon. (Note that it may be necessary to unpack some files twice.)
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 01:36:43 PM »
well ....... so what are you saying now........ I'm confused ......     do I still need to go into phpadmin........ last night I downloaded the backup file.....(before simpleads backup) with my FTP file manager........to my desktop....   which is the mod that froze everything.....

when I open it ... it looks like a text file of code.......   in the post I sent......  it discribes how to do this........ only thing is ... I don't know if its..... de-archived


 

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 01:43:49 PM »
Well, when you got to Get Info what is the file extension?
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 01:45:26 PM »
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »
Would you mind emailing me the file as an attachment. Email is in the sig. That way I can take a look.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2012, 01:53:02 PM »
Colin - thats a SMF backup file from Packages/backups, not a sql backup.
Any Backup method is bettter than no Backup method....

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 01:57:03 PM »
the email in you sig ..... doesn't seem to allow attachments......

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2012, 01:58:13 PM »
yes a SMF back up........ just want to get one step back before I installed my last mod......

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 02:00:06 PM »
Colin - thats a SMF backup file from Packages/backups, not a sql backup.
Yep, I realized that about halfway through

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Sorry about that. You aren't looking to import a database backup.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2012, 02:05:22 PM »
the email in you sig ..... doesn't seem to allow attachments......

It does allow attachments, but OSX should handle the de-archiving for you. Not sure why it isn't.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 02:09:01 PM »
trebor09 - I might be stating the obvious but have you tried uninstalling the mod. You've said that the mod "froze" but what does that mean ? Have you any admin access through SMF ? What exactly do you get if you visit your forum now ?
Any Backup method is bettter than no Backup method....

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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2012, 02:10:23 PM »
Oh no, don't send the email through the SMF forum that won't let you send attatchments. Use your own email to send an email to colin [at] graywebhost.com. Sorry for the confusion there.
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Re: how do I de-archive the back up file....?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2012, 02:17:18 PM »
storman..... the admin is froze....
check it out....



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