How to Generate a Full Backup in cPanel

How to Generate a Full Backup in cPanel

What is cPanel Backup ??
A full cPanel backup makes a copy of all of your files, email, databases, etc. Once initiated, you must allow the backup time to perform. The server can send you an email to an address you specify once the backup is ready to download. The steps for generating a full backup are explained in detail below.

To generate a full backup in cPanel:

Step 01: Log into cPanel.

Step 02: In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
Step 03: Under Full Backup, click Generate/ Download a Full Website Backup.
Step 04: On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.
Step 05: For Email Address, select whether or not you wish to receive an email notification once the backup is complete. (You may also change the notification email address in the provided field if you wish.)
Step 06: Click Generate Backup.
This will generate the backup for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP or SSH.

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How to Download the Full Backup
To download the backup from cPanel:

Step 01: Log into cPanel.
Step 02: In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
Step 03: Under Full Backup, click Generate/ Download a Full Website Backup.
Step 04: Under Backups Available for Download, click the link for the backup file you wish to download.
Step 05: Select a destination on your PC where you would like to save the backup.

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