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How to take Backup of Website

Backup and Restoration in cPanel

  1.  How to take full Backup

The Backups interface allows you to download and store your files, databases, forwarders and filters in a backup file.

Generate a Full Backup

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

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Click on Backup
  1. Click on “Download a Full Website”
  • Select a storage option from the Backup Destination menu:
  • Home Directory— Select this option to save the backup file to 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.
  • SCP— Select this option to use secure copy protocol (SCP) to store the backup file on a remote server.
  • Select a notification option:
  • To receive a notification when the backup finishes, enter your email address in the available text box.
  • If you do not wish to receive a notification, select do not send email notification of backup completion.
  • If you selected Remote FTP Server, Remote FTP Server (Passive Mode Transfer), or SCPfrom the Backup Destination menu, enter the remote destination’s information in the available text boxes.
  •  Click Generate Backup.

Your Backup Process will start. This method creates the backup as a .gz on the the Backup Destination mentioned Above.

2. Available Backups to Download #

3. Restore Full Backup #

To Restore Full Backup, Provide the Downloaded Full Backup to your server Administrator, And Ask him to restore it for You.

To download your entire /home directory, your SQL databases, or your email forwarders and filters, click the desired items.

This method downloads the backup as a .gz file to your computer.

         4.  Restore a partial backup #

                To use a partial backup to restore a portion of your website, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Choose File under the appropriate heading.
  • For example, to restore a MySQL database, click Choose Fileunder the Restore a MySQL Database
  1. Select the backup file from your computer(Backup that you downloaded from “Download a partial backup“).
  2. Click Upload to restore that portion of your website.

System Backups

Use this section of the interface to download a compressed copy of your website’s files. You may select the most recent monthly, weekly, or daily backup

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