I have a local site and a development site. I want to replace my development site with my local site. I used the Backup and Migrate module to backup the development site into a
.gz file. All good. But when I did the same again with the local environment, it came back as a
.tar file, no matter which compression option I chose.
When I tried to restore onto the development site using the local site's tarball, it specified it needs a
.zip file. So I ran:
tar -cvzf 127.0.1.1-2015-01-12T17-23-50.sitearchive.tar.gz 127.0.1.1-2015-01-12T17-23-50.sitearchive.tar
This time, it came back with this error:
Unable to restore from file /tmp/backup_migrate_vbDBRs.0.1.1-2015-01-12t17-23-50.sitearchive.tar because a tar file can't be restored to this database.
How can I correctly restore a backup from my local site onto the development site. Or is this method completely wrong and I should be doing something else, like creating a new site from scratch and restoring that?