How to Use Rochen Vault to Save Your Site

How to Use Rochen Vault to Save Your Site

We’re often asked to help people who have caused an issue with their site.

After changing a file, they have taken their site offline or caused an obvious error to show.

Fortunately, if you host with Rochen, there’s always an easy solution available. We use and recommend Rochen hosting and this is one of our favorite features. Rochen has a Vault that stores daily backups. With just a couple of clicks, you can restore any files and get your site back online.

Here’s how Rochen’s Vault works:

  • Login to your site’s cPanel.
  • Click the “Restore Vault Backup” link.
The Rochen cPanel
  • Click “Full Screen Mode”.
  • Login using your cPanel details.

You’ll now see a list of daily backups of your site. Each day’s backup has four icons:

  • Browse Files: this allows you to search that day’s file backups.
  • Browse Databases: this allows you to download that day’s database backup.
  • Download: this enables you to download the whole backup file.
  • Send to Agent: this is currently unused.
The browse link in Rochen vault

Click on the “Browse Files” icon for the most recent day. You’ll now be able to search through all the files and folders on your site.

  • Keep looking until you find the file or folder you want to restore.
  • Check the box next to the file or folder.
  • Click the “Restore Selected” button.
Restore a selected file in Rochen
  • Click “Restore” as in the image below:
Update an existing file in Rochen vault

Success! You have just restored the file and saved your bacon.

A successful file restoration with Rochen vault
We recommend Rochen, and this is one of the reasons why: their vault can save your site.

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  • Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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mefree

Is this a good alternative for us SiteBuilders who struggle with the complexity of things like setting up Git for configuration management? (assume very few changes on a weekly basis)

Nick

Great question, MeFree!
Yes, it is. It won’t show you the specific line changes like Git will, but it’s great for restoring at a specific snapshot.

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