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Old site expired, restoring old download backup to localhost
February 27, 2015
10:14 am
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I created a site for a customer a couple of years back in Joomla, and kept an xcloner back-up. He  then let his hosting expire and found himself more engrossed with another project.

He now wants his site restored – the old site was on joomla 2.5, but I figured if I could restore it locally I could see what was salvagable from the css styling of the new site in Joomla 3, but I am going round and round in circles trying to find out how to do this. 

I am first and formost a graphic designer, I'm fine with joomla and css, I get a little lost on the more 'computer oriented aspects' – like how am I to use ftp on a local host and I don't have a XCloner.php file or a TAR.php cos they were all deleted from the original server.


March 2, 2015
6:06 am
Ovidiu Liuta
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Yoiu can get XCloner.php and TAR.php restore scripts from the XCloner packages on our site, extract them and look for subfolder restore/


Hope it helps. Ovidiu

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