How to restore a database backup

Restoring a database backup is essential when you need to replace an existing database with a previous version. Please note that restoring a database will overwrite the current one, so ensure you have backups of your current database if you need to roll back to it.

Here’s how to restore a database backup with JetBackup:

  • Log in to your cPanel account.
  • In the Files section, access JetBackup from the dashboard.
  • Click on “Databases” in the JetBackup dashboard.
  • You’ll see a list of database backups. By default, you will restore the most recent backup. To choose a different date, click “Choose Other Backup.” Once you’ve made your selection, click “Restore.”
  • On the confirmation screen, check the “Are you sure you want to restore this account?” box, and then click “Add to Restore Queue.”
  • To monitor progress, return to the dashboard and click “Queue.”


JetBackup also allows you to download a copy of the backup files for your database. Instead of clicking “Restore,” click “Generate Download” if you want to save a backup copy to your local device.

Please be cautious when restoring a database, as it will replace the existing one. If you need assistance or have concerns, feel free to reach out to our support team.