A full cPanel backup makes a copy of all of your files, email, databases, etc. Once initiated, you must allow the backup time to perform. The server can send you an email to an address you specify once the backup is ready to download. The steps for generating, downloading and restoring a full backup are explained in detail below.
Note: Shared and Reseller plans may only create cPanel backups of up to 10 GB with 150,000 inodes or less. If your backup is larger than 10GB or has more than 150,000 please contact Miss Hosting Support!
To generate a full backup in cPanel:
- Log into cPanel.
- In the Files section, click on the Backups
- Under Full Backup, click Generate/ Download a Full Website Backup.
- On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.
- For Email Address, select whether or not you wish to receive an email notification once the backup is complete. (You may also change the notification email address in the provided field if you wish.)
- Click Generate Backup.
This will generate the back up for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP or SSH.