How To Backup And Restore Your Site On cPanel

Create a full backup

To create a full backup file, perform the following steps:

From the main Backup Wizard interface, click Back Up. The Full or Partial Backup section of the interface will appear.

Click Full Backup. The Download section of the interface will appear.

Select one of the following destinations from the Backup Destination menu

  • Home Directory — Select this option to save the backup file on the server.
  • Remote FTP Server — Select this option to use FTP to store the backup file on a remote server.
  • Remote FTP Server (passive mode transfer) — Select this option to use passive FTP to store the backup file on a remote server.
  • Secure Copy (SCP) — Select this option to use SCP to store the backup file on a remote server.

Perform one of the following actions to configure notifications for this backup file:

  • To receive a notification when the backup process finishes, enter your email address in the Email Address text box.
  • To disable notifications, select the Do not send email notification of backup completion. Checkbox.

If you selected the Remote FTP Server, Remote FTP Server (passive mode transfer), or Secure Copy (SCP) destinations, enter the remote destination information in the available text boxes.

Click Generate Backup. A confirmation message will appear. Click Go Back to return to the Download section of the interface.

Create a partial backup

To back up a portion of your site, perform the following steps:

From the main Backup Wizard interface, click Back Up. The Full or Partial Backup section of the interface will appear.

Click the portion of your site that you wish to back up:

  • Home Directory — Backup the /home directory.
  • MySQL Databases — Backup your databases.
  • Email Forwarders & Filters — Back up your email forwarders or filters.

Click the desired backup file to download it.

To restore your site

To restore a portion of your site from an existing backup, perform the following steps:

Click Restore. The Select Restore Type section of the interface will appear.

Click the portion of your site that you wish to restore:

  • Home Directory — Restore the /home directory.
  • MySQL Databases — Restore your databases.
  • Email Forwarders & Filters — Restore your email forwarders or filters.

Click Choose File and select the desired backup file.

Click Upload to begin the restoration process.

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