This is a quick example of how to restore a PostgreSQL database dump.
Create a PostgreSQL backup for
sampleDatabase (as an example).
Go to your backup page, under the "Backup History" section click the little "i" on the right, click "Database Backup", then click "Raw Download Link" and copy the output.
On your server, run the following command, replace the raw download link you obtained in the previous step:
wget "PasteTheRawDownloadLinkHereBetweenTheQuotes" -O "postgresql-backup.sql.gz"
Now that you downloaded the database backup on your server, extract it as shown:
tar -xvf postgresql-backup.sql.gz
This will output a single SQL file in this format
sampleDatabase.sql in the same directory.
Note: the following command will restore
newDatabaseName content to
sampleDatabase content. It is a good practice to inspect the backup first before the restore.
Restore the downloaded backup as shown below by running:
PGPASSWORD=database-password-here pg_restore -U database-user-here -h your-database-host-or-ip-here -p database-port-here -d newDatabaseName < sampleDatabase.sql
If you need any help in any of these steps, let us know and we can help you with the restore.