If you have a VPS or dedicated server with WHM access, you can configure local backups on your server. This will allow you to maintain copies of your good data locally on the same server that you host your website with.

Set local backup options

Using the steps below I'll show how we can set our server's local backup settings so that we have a backup copy of our entire cPanel account, stored in the /backup directory on a daily basis to roll back to.

  1. Login to WHM with root access
  2. Type Backup in the find box, then click Configure Backup
  3. Change Backup Status to Enabled
  4. Change Backup Interval to Daily
  5. From the Days to Run Backup section, check all days
  6. Change Backup Accounts to Enabled
  7. Change Backup Destination to /backup
  8. Finally click Save
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n/a Points
2014-07-19 8:19 pm

I went to my WHM and typed in backup as stated in step 2 but nothing was found for backup. I also did a search for the word "back" on the page and it only found "back to top".  Please advice.

Kimberly

Staff
9,260 Points
2014-07-21 9:46 am
Hello Kimberly,

Thank you for your question. As specified in Step 1, you must login to WHM with root access, in order for the additional features to appear.

If you do not have root access, you can still perform backups in cPanel.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-07-21 4:30 pm

Hi, Thanks, guess I don't have root access with my WHM panel. 

n/a Points
2014-10-13 11:31 pm

How do you get root access

Staff
19,241 Points
2014-10-14 7:42 am
Hello Stu,

You can get root access by following the request steps in this article.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-13 11:35 pm
There is no backup link or whatever which is mentioned in the article.
Staff
19,241 Points
2014-10-14 7:47 am
Hello Stu,

That is correct. Features and tools that require root access will not appear if the account you are using does not have root access privileges.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
2014-10-14 9:06 am
Hi, What are your choices of Change Backup Destination to /backup ? Is it on your local server location?
Staff
8,910 Points
2014-10-14 9:11 am
You can set this location to wherever you want, but you want to make the location something that is easily accessed.
2014-10-14 9:21 am
How would I set it up to go to my computer or cloud?
Staff
8,910 Points
2014-10-14 9:26 am
This path would be the path on the server that you want your backups to be stored.

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