# 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 2a
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.
# Step 2b
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 3
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 4
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.