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Restore database

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


We recommend that you have a snapshot of the VM, or a backup of the current database. This is a fallback if 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.



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.


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

2.You might be prompted to Type database root password at the beginning of database restore process. However, if you are restoring database on a freshly deployed ESET PROTECT VA which has not been configured yet, you will not be prompted to type password.


This process can take 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.