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How to restore a database

Restoring a database is easy with GearHost and can be done in just a few steps.

To restore a database from a backup:

  1. Log in to your GearHost Account
  2. Click the Databases menu
  3. Click the Create Database button
  4. Enter in your desired database name
  5. Select the database Plan and type
  6. Click the Restore Database button
  7. Select your file (can be a native or .zip file)
  8. Wait for the database restore process to complete

To restore a database over an existing database:

Before restoring a database over an existing database please make sure you have a working copy of the database prior to moving forward as this process requires you to first delete the database. To do this:

  1. Log in to your GearHost Account
  2. Click the Databases menu
  3. Find your database and click the delete icon
  4. Follow steps 3-8 above.

NOTE: Since you are creating a new database a new username/password will be issued. Please make sure to update your connection strings.

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