Restore of backup generates error

I did a backup followed by a restore of a virtual server to test the backup. I now get 500 Internal Server Error when I try to access the website. What did I do wrong?



The solution was: find . -name ".htaccess" -type f -exec sed -i 's/FollowSymLinks/SymLinksIfOwnerMatch/g' {} ";"

What I don't understand is why 1) the site worked before the backup (Magento 2.1) and 2) what changed during the restore?

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The "FollowSymLinks" shouldn't actually work at all any more, that's disabled by default for security reasons.

Was this an older domain though? I'm wondering if maybe the domain was created before "FollowSymLinks" was disabled by default.

That was done several years ago, but an older domain could potentially run into that.