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A simple tip on How to back up your website from cpanel
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:28:29 AM »
You can easily backup your website (files and databases) with cPanel.
Here’s how:
1.   Go to www.yoursitedomain.com/cpanel
     
 
2.   Enter your username and password – if you do not know this information please contact your web host.
       
 
3.   Click the ‘Backup’ icon located on the main screen
       
 
4.   Click ‘Generate/Download a full backup’
       
 
5.   The “Full Backups” screen will display
         
6.   Select your backup location (choose Home Directory)
       
 
7.   Make sure your email address is correctly entered (once the backup is complete you will be emailed)
         
8.   Click Generate Full Backup button
         
9.   Backup file will be created in your home directory
         
10.   Once the full backup of your account has been completed you will receive an email message to the email address you specified
If you cPanel looks different from above don’t freak. Some web hosts setup cpanel differently. Here is an example:

1.   Look for a main toolbar icon labled “Tools”
         
2.   Click “Backup” from the left menu
       
 
3.   Follow instructions above starting with number four (4).
The backup file will be created on your home root directory. It will be a tar.gz file. This file can then be FTPed off your server to a local drive or CD (or both!) for safe keeping. I recommended doing this weekly at the LEAST.



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A simple tip on How to back up your website from cpanel
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:28:29 AM »

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Re: A simple tip on How to back up your website from cpanel
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 09:08:11 PM »
@ Sub5 thanks for this post. one can also split this back up into two
1. Backing up Your Entire Site

To create a full backup:
1.   Select Backup from the first page.
2.   Select Full Backup from the second page.
3.   Select the destination for the backup files. You have 3 options:
o   You can store the files in your home directory on your web server by selecting Home Directory from the pull-down menu.
o   cPanel can also utilize FTP or SCP to store the files to a remote machine. To do this, fill in the appropriate information and select the method for file transfer from the pull-down menu.
o   If you wish to download the file to your computer, skip to the next step.
4.   Click Generate Backup.
o   If FTP or SCP was used, an email will be sent to the email address that you specified at the beginning of the process.
5.   To download a copy of the backup file to your computer, click the filename under Backups Available for Download.
The date the backup was created appears in the filename (which begins with backup-MM-DD-YYYY). The file will be stored as a “tar ball,” or compressed data file, with the filename extension .tar.gz.

 Note: You cannot use a full backup to restore your site via the cPanel interface. The file must be downloaded and decompressed prior to restoration. Once the file has been decompressed, you will be able to upload and restore individual pieces of your website contained within the full backup.

2. Create a Partial Backup
To back up a portion of your site:
1.   Select Backup from the first page.
2.   Select the portion of your site to back up by clicking Home Directory, MySQL Databases, or Email Forwarders & Filters.
3.   Click the appropriate link or button on the following page 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.
Please do not PM me questions, ask all your questions in the forum, for others to learn from.

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Re: A simple tip on How to back up your website from cpanel
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 09:27:02 AM »
@ mfoniso, you welcome and thanks also for giving more info on this.

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Re: A simple tip on How to back up your website from cpanel
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 09:27:02 AM »

 

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