Restoring a backup of a database

In this tutorial, you will learn how to restore a backup of your MySQL database.

Step 1

On our homepage at, click on My Login at the top right and select "Customer Area" to log in.

You will reach the login form by entering your customer number or e-mail address and your customer password and then clicking on the "Login" button.

Step 2

You are now in your customer area. In the left navigation click on the navigation point "Webhosting".

Step 3

In the following menu, click the "Backup" button.

Step 4

In the overview, select the day from which to restore the backup by clicking the "Restore" button on the right.

Step 5

Now select which data you want to restore. In this case, select "Databases" from the pull-down menu.

Confirm the selection by clicking on the "Select" button.

Step 6

In the next screen, you can select how the data is to be made available.

Overwrite active status: The current database is deleted and restored to its original state.

As archive: The data will be made available as on your webhosting package. You then have the option to save the data additionally on another medium.

Unpacked: The SQL file is provided 1:1. The file can be retrieved from the backup-restore area on your webhosting package and saved locally to be imported into the database - so old versions can be restored.

New database: A new database is created in which the tables are contained 1:1, so only the access data must be adapted in the programming.

In the lower text field you can also enter another e-mail address to which the confirmation for recovery should be sent.

Confirm the selection by clicking on the "Continue" button. 

After you have received the status e-mail that the recovery has been completed without errors, the backup data is available to you.

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