Setting up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups

How Do I Set Up a Remote Hostwinds Server for cPanel/WHM Backups?

You can easily have your backups sent to a remote server by using FTP in both WHM and cPanel as explained below.

 

How to Set a Remote Backup Server for cPanel Backups

 

  1. Login to your cPanel account
  2. Select Backup Wizard under the Files section

 

Showing the Backup Wizard location in cPanel

 

  1. Select Backup

 

Showing the cPanel Backup Wizard Step 1

 

  1. Select a full or partial backup. If you’re unsure, select the Full Backup option

 

Showing the cPanel Backup Wizard Step 2

 

  1. Under Backup Destination, select Remote FTP Server
  2. Fill in the Email Address where you’d like to receive a notification once the backup is complete
  3. Enter the required fields for the remote connection
    1. Remote Server
    2. Remote User
    3. Remote Password
    4. Port
    5. Remote Dir (If left blank, a directory called cpbackup will be created in the root directory)
  4. Click Generate Backup

 

Showing the cPanel Backup Wizard Step 3

 

How to Set a Remote Backup Server for WHM Backups

To set a remote backup server for backups generated in WHM, you’ll first need to configure automatic backups. You can do so by following this guide: Configuring automatic backups with WHM

Once you reach the “Additional Destinations” section, please refer to the following steps:
 

  1. Choose FTP as the Destination Type
  2. Click Create new destination

 

Showing the Additional Destinations section in the WHM Backup Configuration interface

 

  1. In the FTP Destination section, fill in the required fields:
    1. Destination Name
    2. Backup Directory
    3. Remote Host
    4. Port
    5. Remote Account Username
    6. Remote Password

 

Showing the FTP Destination section in the WHM Backup Configuration interface

 

Showing the second part of the FTP Destination section in the WHM Backup Configuration interface

 

  1. Enable Passive FTP
  2. Click Save Destination and Validate Destination

 

Showing part 3 of the FTP Destination section in the WHM Backup Configuration interface

 


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