HOw to restore some specifics folder from back up in droplet?

I am running a site with lots of images occupying around 80 GB space in my droplet,the thing is I am running my site with Server pilot but now I intend to run my site in Ngnix and set up the Nginx on my own newly.

I can restore the files from the back-up but I only want to restore some specifics folder containing the images and some other folders containing the file of my site,so is it possible to restore only some specifics folders without restoring all the files of my site cause I intend to newly install the Nginx and I don’t want the files installed by the server pilot on my droplet.

Here is what I intend to do ;

i)Set up Nginx newly (I have already done this so I can this).

ii)Restore only some specifics folder and files from the back up.

The problem is with the second steps restoring only specific files and folders.Of course the other option is to download the files from the droplet and re-upload it manually again to the new droplet but my files size is 80Gb wonder how much time that will take.

Thank you,


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You cannot copy only specific files from a backup image but you can either use the backup to create a new droplet or if the droplet you want to copy the files from still exists you can use SFTP to copy the files directly from the old server to the new. If you have private networking enabled the transfer shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.