# Restore a File Backup
This is a quick example of how to restore an example directory: /var/www on your server.
# Step 1
Create a file backup for /var/www (as an example).
# Step 2
Go to your backup page, then select the "Logs" tab. Afterwards, click the little "( i )" on the right next to the copy you want to download.
# A) Automated Restore Option
# Step A3
Under the backup restore section on the modal that just popped up, you will find a section called "Restore command", this is a single-line command that allows you to restore your backup on your server (or VPS). Copy it.
# Step A4
On your server, run the previous command and follow the wizard which will ask you where you want to extract your backup, and ask you for the encryption key if that backup was encrypted.
# B) Manual Restore Option
# Step B3
Under the backup restore section on the modal that just popped up, click on "Click to generate a signed download link" then copy the resulting link
# Step B4
On your server, run the following command, and use the signed download link you obtained in the previous step (ensure you enclose it in double quotes as shown):
wget "PasteTheSignedDownloadLinkHereBetweenTheQuotes" -O "backup.tar.gz"
# Step B5
Now that you downloaded the backup on your server, restore it as shown below by running:
tar --overwrite -xvf backup.tar.gz --directory /var/www
Note: this will overwrite your
/var/www directory by the one in the backup archive. It is a good practice to extract the backup in a temp folder first and inspect it.
If you need any help in any of these steps, let us know and we can help you with the restore.