Finding my Google Analytics in earlier downloads

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Finding my Google Analytics in earlier downloads

#1 Post by lallmanbaldwin » 2015-07-10 19:23

Hello. I had a Google Analytics plug-in in my word press website, that I erroneously thought was not working, so I deleted it and downloaded a new one. Is there a way that I can go to one of the FileZilla back-up versions I have saved on my computer to find those analytic figures? I know before which date (that I deleted the plug-in) to look. Thank you.

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Re: Finding my Google Analytics in earlier downloads

#2 Post by boco » 2015-07-11 00:20

As far as the files are concerned, you can do that. Although we cannot tell you what the files are, of course.

However, the larger part of Wordpress and its addons is located inside a database (MySQL or similar). Databases aren't usually exposed as files so you might not have a backup of those.

A complete backup consists of the files and a database dump (usually an *.SQL file) from the same point in time.
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Re: Finding my Google Analytics in earlier downloads

#3 Post by lallmanbaldwin » 2015-07-13 21:58

Thank you for your response. I am new to all of this and quite frankly don’t understand your response. Would you mind restating it in lay person’s terms with the steps I need to take to try and recover this information? Thank you.

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Re: Finding my Google Analytics in earlier downloads

#4 Post by boco » 2015-08-19 01:37

The files are only one part. Nothing special here, FileZilla can deal with them. However, any online software beyond simple webapps usually uses a database to store most of its information.

Bad news: Looks like you only saved the files on your local computer, so the backup is incomplete (the database is missing).
Good news: Since the database cannot be deleted via FileZilla, it is still there. so you might only need to re-upload the files (and reconfigure the database access credentials if they are lost).
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