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7/08/2015 – How To Backup Your Existing Files

Posted by Jamison on 08 07 2015.

Transfers and backups are among the high level features of cPanel designed to promise security and worry-free hosting.  You do not need to create another server but you can always back up the files and directories for each cPanel account.  You can have several sets of backup each catering different sets of folders according to your desired backup specifications.

 

The backup archive file for your cPanel account will include all your files, logs, emails and cPanel configurations settings.  By default, cPanel runs backup on a daily basis but you can configure the settings on your cPanel interface.  You can run a weekly backup or a monthly backup.

 

Meanwhile, if you performed a critical task or if you have inputted important information, you can choose to run an immediate backup.  You can manually run a backup by following the instructions below as listed by cPanel documentation FAQ:

 

Run the command: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

 

To use a custom…

Transfers and backups are among the high level features of cPanel designed to promise security and worry-free hosting.  You do not need to create another server but you can always back up the files and directories for each cPanel account.  You can have several sets of backup each catering different sets of folders according to your desired backup specifications.

 

The backup archive file for your cPanel account will include all your files, logs, emails and cPanel configurations settings.  By default, cPanel runs backup on a daily basis but you can configure the settings on your cPanel interface.  You can run a weekly backup or a monthly backup.

 

cpanel-backupMeanwhile, if you performed a critical task or if you have inputted important information, you can choose to run an immediate backup.  You can manually run a backup by following the instructions below as listed by cPanel documentation FAQ:

 

Run the command: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

 

To use a custom packaging script:

 

STEP 1: Copy the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct file and modify it.

STEP 2: Store the modified “pkgacct” file in the /var/cpanel/lib/Whostmgr/Pkgacct/pkgacct directory

STEP 3: Run the /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup command.

 

There is no need to worry about data security as cPanel holds a TRUSTe certified privacy policy which certifies that privacy of the backup process is monitored and enforced by TRUSTe.

 

Is there a maximum storage space needed to back up my files?

 

While there is no limit on the number of files or directories you can back up, you should still consider your backup space when transporting your files or directories.  When you back up, the program will compress your files into an archive that can contain a massive amount of information in a small package.  However, if your directories primarily contain video and audio files, your compressed archive will result in a large backup file.

 

You can check your disk usage in your cPanel interface and view the total space used by your accounts’ databases and directories:

 

STEP 1: Log in to your cPanel.

STEP 2: Select “Disk Space Usage” under the Files Section.

 

If your accounts consume data more than 100 GB, contact us for a backup upgrade order.

 

How do I run a backup?

 

As listed by the cPanel documentation FAQ, complete the steps below to enable and run backups:

 

STEP 1: Log in to your cPanel.

STEP 2: Navigate to the “Global Settings” section and select Enable for the Backup Status setting.

STEP 3: Select your desired settings for the Backup Configuration feature.

STEP 4: Use the Backup User Selection interface and enable backups for each desired cPanel account.

 

Can I restore my files?

 

Yes, your files can be restored.  Simply select the files you want to restore under the “File Backup Restore” section of your cPanel’s “Backups Manager.”   You can even restore subdirectories by double-clicking folders.

 

However, take note that you should enable the Backup System Files setting in the Files setting to be able to successfully restore backed up system files.