Child pages
  • Backup Wizard
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

For cPanel & WHM 11.48

(Home >> Files >> Backup Wizard)

Overview

The Backup Wizard is a user-friendly interface that allows you to create a back up your entire site, back up part of your site, or restore your site from the most recent backup. New users may find this tool easier to use than the standard Backups interface.

To begin, select whether you wish to back up or restore your website.

Back up your entire site

To create a full backup, perform the following steps:

  1. Select Backup on the first interface.
  2. Select Full Backup on the second interface.
  3. Select one of the following destinations for the backup files:
    • Home Directory  – This option stores the files in your home directory.
    • Remote FTP Server or Remote FTP Server (Passive Mode Transfer) – These options use FTP to transfer the files to another server. Fill in the appropriate information about the destination server.
    • SCP – This option uses SCP to transfer the files to another server. These options use FTP to transfer the files to another server. Fill in the appropriate information about the destination server.
  4. Click Generate Backup.
  5. If you selected Home Directory, click the filename under Backups Available for Download to download the backup file.

The filename of the backup file contains its creation date in the following format: backup-MM-DD-YYYY. The system will store the file as a tarball, a compressed data file that ends with the  .tar.gz extension.

 

Note:

You cannot use a full backup to restore your site through the cPanel interface. You must download and compress the file prior to restoration. After you decompress the file decompressed, you will be able to upload and restore individual portions of your website that the full backup contained.

Create a partial backup

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

  1. Select Backup on the first interface.
  2. Click Home DirectoryMySQL Databases, or Email Forwarders and Filters to select the portion of your site to back up..
  3. Click the appropriate link or button on the following interface to store the required information to your computer or web server.

Note:

 The type of the backup file will depend on what portion of your site you are saving to your computer. The following table contains a list of backups and their file types:

Part of SiteFile Type
Home Directory*.tar.gz
Email Forwarders*.net, *.com
Email Filters*.net, *.com
SQL Database*.sql

Restore a portion of your site

To restore a portion of your site:

  1. Select Restore from the first interface.
  2. Click Home DirectoryMySQL Databases, or Email Forwarders and Filters to select the portion of your site that you wish to restore.
  3. Select the file on your computer from which you wish to restore the desired portion of your website.
  4. Click Upload to begin the restoration process.

Note:

The type of the backup file will depend on what portion of your site you wish to restore. The following table contains a list of backups and their file types:

Part of SiteFile Type
Home Directory*.tar.gz
Email Forwarders*.net, *.com
Email Filters*.net, *.com
SQL Database*.sql

Important information about your backups

What is included in my home directory backup?

When you back up your home directory, the backup includes the following files:

  • All of the files that you own.
  • Files that you do not own, but to which have access.

Note:

Backup files do not include files from your /home directory that you do not own and do not have access to.

Can I exclude files from a backup?

To exclude certain files and directories from a backup, place a configuration file in your home directory. For more information, read our How to Exclude Files From Backups documentation.

  • No labels