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Configuring your cPanel/WHM server to take backups regularly is a necessary aspect of keeping your data intact and protected in case you need to restore your account. Having backups in place before making changes, performing upgrades, and for emergency purposes are highly recommended.
cPanel/WHM has excellent tools that will help you maintain backups for your website. Follow WHM >> >> Backup >> Backup Configuration. Following this guide will allow auto backups of all accounts and databases and are an important part of your web hosting services.
You can enable Backup Configurations in Global Settings for your backups to start working.
These are the backups that you can choose from:
Here you can schedule and store a backup in a location that you provide.
WHM offers 3 backup schedules:
The retain backup option signals how long the backup will be kept – so you can create a timeline for how long you want the backups stored.
Choose to take daily backups on the following days.
Enter the number of daily backups that you wish to keep in the system at one time. For more information, read the cPanel Backup Configuration documentation.
You can specify the files and databases that you want to be backed up. And you can also specify which backups to use from the following options:
Toggle backups for suspended accounts.
It is critical to know where your backup is being stored – you can custom tailor where your backup is being stored – in this section.
The folder where your backups are stored is /backup – you can change this if you want to move backups to another directory.
You can store external backup servers if we enable the additional destinations options.
The system does not apply quota limits to the default backup directory/backup. To avoid performance degradation, we recommend that you store backups in a quota-disabled filesystem
This option allows WHM to create the backups in chosen intervals – we choose, and these created backups will be moved to the location in the specified external server. Please provide the FTP login credentials (FTP hostname, port, username, password).
After this, just click the "Save Configuration," and the backups will be ready in the desired location.
Written by Hostwinds Team / November 24, 2018