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 How Do I Restore Backups In WHM?

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By following these directions, you can easily restore backups in WHM if you’re on one of our Cloud or Dedicated servers with a WHM/cPanel license by following the steps in this guide.

 

Backup Restoration Option

Step 1:  Go to WHM (These log in details were provided in your welcome email when purchasing you cPanel license)

Step 2:  Go to the Backup section, either by finding in the column on the left-hand-side or selecting Backup among the available options in WHM menu

 

[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar[/notification]

 

WHM Backup Location Image

 

Step 3:  Select the Backup Restoration option

 

Backup Restoration WHM location image

 

Step 4:  Choose whether you want to restore a backup for a specific user or specific date

 

[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]4a:  Note that you can do more than one user, but you need to select them individually[/notification]

 

Step 5:  Choose if you want any additional options (subdomains are not automatically restored if specifically chosen here)

Step 6:  Click Add Account to Queue

Step 7:  Click Restore

 

Showing the Backup Restoration form in WHM

 

Restore A Full Backup/cpmove File Option

Step 1:  Go to WHM (These log in details were provided in your welcome email when purchasing you cPanel license)

Step 2:  Go to the Backup section, either by finding in the column on the left-hand-side or selecting Backup among the available options in WHM menu

 

[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]This can be done by searching for the word “backup” in the search bar[/notification]

 

WHM Backup Location Image

 

Step 3:  Select the Backup Restoration option

 

Restore a full backup Image

 

Step 4:  Select if this should be a Restricted Restore

Step 5:  Under Transfer Method, select whether to restore with the username or with a file

[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]5a. If restoring using a username select the username that you wish to restore
5b. If restoring using a file select the file that you wish to use to complete the restoration[/notification]

 

Showing the Security and Transfer Method sections in the Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File interface for WHM

 

Step 6:  Select if you want to overwrite each instance of the servers’ IP addresses that originally existed with this one or just replace the basic A records given by cPanel.

Step 7:  If this user account already exists and you wish to replace the users content with the content from the backup select overwrite that user

Step 8:  If you have an unused IP address on your server and you’d like this account to have a dedicated IP, you can select to assign a dedicated IP address for the account

Step 9:  Once you’re satisfied with the options that have been selected click Restore at the bottom of the page

 

Showing the Settings section in the Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File interface for WHM

 

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