Generating a full backup
Posted by David, Last modified by Ashley L on 20 November 2019 12:40 PM

Generating a full backup

A full backup will backup all files needed to restore your account if it is corrupted, deleted, or moved to another server. Generating a full backup and saving it to a remote location can be a very safe move in case of problems with your account.

To generate a full backup:

  1. To access the Backup Menu, click on the icon above the words "Backup" on the main screen of your cPanel interface
  2. Click on "Generate/Download a Full Backup"
  3. Select the destination you wish to save the backup to from the drop box next to "Backup Destination:"
  4. Enter your email address in the field next to "Email Address:." An email will be sent to this address when the backup is completed.
  5. If you are backing up to a remote server, place the server's name, your username, and your password on that server in the appropriate fields
  6. Click on "Generate Backup" to start the backup process

Troubleshooting: When backing up to a remote server, make sure you have properly entered the servername, your username on that server, and your password for that account.

We recommend that you make frequent backups.

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