Uh-oh! Unable to import site: Why?

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Issue Summary

Uh-oh! Unable to import site.

Error: Local unable to import the following SQL files:

(that’s it, nothing more no named files)


bluehost - cPanel - File Manager - public_html - mywebsite - wp-content - Compress - Zip archive - Download Zip file , drop on Local

System Details

Mac Pro, Mojave, Local 5.10

Local’s Log attached.

local-lightning.log.zip (14.1 KB)

It looks like there wasn’t any database for Local to import and from the replication steps that were outlined, I’m not seeing any mention of exporting the DB.

Since it’s cPanel on the remote environment, you’ll likely need to export the database, download the wp-content folder, and then zip those two items up and finally drag-and-drop the zip onto Local to import it.

The steps outlined in the “Restoring From Only Local Site files” section of this help doc should help visualize what needs to go into the zip:

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