Restore database

This feature will replace your current database with a database from the backup.


We recommend you to have a snapshot of the VM, or a backup of the current database. This is a fallback in case you experience issues during restore.

Follow these instructions to Restore database:

1.Enter management mode by typing your password and pressing Enter twice. Select Restore database using the arrow keys and then press Enter.


validation-status-icon-warning IMPORTANT

Upload your era-backup.sql backup file you want to restore to the root directory using Webmin File manager. The target era-backup.sql file will be overwritten. Skip this step if you want to restore era-backup.sql which is already in the root directory.

validation-status-icon-error WARNING

Do not mix backups from different servers and different server versions. Use only era-backup.sql file which was backed up on this same ERA VA. However, there is one occasion when you can restore database to a different ERA VA, but only if it's been freshly deployed and before its configuration.

2.You might be prompted to Enter database root password before the database restore can begin. However, if you are restoring database on a freshly deployed ERA VA which has not been configured yet, you will not be prompted to enter password.


This process can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours depending on the size of your database.


Always check screen for errors. If there are error messages, the database restore cannot be considered successfully completed. Try running Restore database again.