How to Assign Backup Space to Child Accounts Using the Backup Manager

The Backup Manager plugin integrates cPanel with the InMotion Hosting automatic remote backup system to allow you to maintain your backup data. For example, the default ten gigabyte (10 GB) Backup Limit included can be divided up between the child accounts created by a reseller cPanel account. In this guide, you can learn how to set the Backup Limit for Child Accounts using the Backup Manager in cPanel.

WARNING: These instructions pertain to the management of the Automated Backups that are stored remotely. For more information and details regarding cPanel backups, please be sure to check out our guides: How to Perform a Full Backup in cPanel and Restoring a Backup.

Set Backup Limits

Before you begin, know that Backup Manager Child Account settings are only available when logged into cPanel as a user with Reseller privileges. Be sure to use your Reseller username and password to log into cPanel. The simplest way to do this, is to log into cPanel from your Account Management Panel (AMP).

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Once you are logged into cPanel, navigate to the Files subheader and then click on the Backup Manager icon.
  3. Click to select the Child Accounts tab.
  4. Configure each child account as you desire.
  5. Click the Apply Backup Limits button beneath the list of child accounts to save your changes.

Congratulations! Now you know how to allocate Backup Space for your child accounts.

Backup Manager Tips:

  • Need more space? Additional backup storage blocks can be purchased from the AMP Marketplace.
  • You can enable Email Notifications on a per-account basis. If an email notification is On, then you will be emailed if that account is not getting backed up. Your parent account will always be notified if it’s not being backed up.
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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