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Click Download a Full Web Site Backup to create, download, or store a full backup file. A full backup file includes your
/home directory, databases, email forwarders, and filters.
The backup process for an account near or over its quota may fail because the system cannot write necessary files, such as a database lock file.
To create a new full backup, perform the following steps:
To download an existing full backup file to your computer, select the desired backup file's filename from the Account Backups menu.
The backup file's creation date appears in the filename, which begins with
MMrepresents the month.
DDrepresents the day.
YYYYrepresents the year.
Partial backup files store individual sections of your account.
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.
The Email Filters backup files only store the domain account-level email filters from the
/etc/vfilters/$domain file. The backup file does not store user account-level email filters.
To use a partial backup to restore a portion of your website, perform the following steps:
The System Backups section of this interface only appears if your hosting provider has enabled 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.