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We strongly recommend maintaining backups of your own using the system in place with cPanel or by using a third party utility or service. Remote backups are needed disaster recovery. You should plan and execute a plan to backup all of your hosted files to guarantee data recovery. Backup files should involve a copy stored in a separate location from the server to help prevent total loss should there be a catastrophic loss of server.

Creating and restoring your own backups

There are multiple options available to allow you to backup files on your account or server.

You also have various options available to restore files as well.

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2014-09-03 2:11 pm

How about backups of websites hosted on dedicated server. I don't want this backup on my local machine, want it to be stored somewhere on same server.

43,761 Points
2014-09-03 2:25 pm
Hello Smrati,

You do not really want to store your backups on the same server. That is like having your spare key on the same keyring as your normal key. Storing backups on your account is also against our Terms of Service for file storage. While you do not have to store it on your local computer, is it not a good idea to store it on your account, no matter whether it is a shared, VPS, or dedicated server.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
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2014-09-03 2:39 pm

Hi Scott, thanks for the quick response, is it possible to take backup of my site using AMP, if yes can you please paste link to some article where it is explained . 

Also you suggested storing backup on my account,  i am not able to understand what does it mean "taking bakup on my account", is it some kind of service available within cpanel or AMP.



42,943 Points
2014-09-03 3:34 pm
Hello Smrati,

You can learn how to backup your website with the tools available in cPanel by going to Backup website files in cPanel. You can also purchase further backup space in AMP. The information for this option can be found in Backup Services available through InMotion Hosting..

What does it mean to "save a backup on your account"?

The service that you have purchased is literally like renting a computer with hard drive space that you and others can access from the internet. When you save a backup on your account, the files are physically saved on the hard drive that represents the space provided for you for your web hosting account.

It is advised that you keep a copy of your website backup AWAY from the hosting server, so that in case of emergencies, you have a copy of the website away from the server even if something happens to the server and the backups saved at InMotion.

I hope this helps to provide the answers you seek!

Arnel C.
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2014-06-24 7:56 am

How to add a cron job for automatic backup? Also manual backup displays less space on server, so could we shift it to dropbox automatically?



11,186 Points
2014-06-24 8:47 am
Running a cron job to back up your site would all depend on how your site is built and any scripts that you have in place to generate the backup. As far as backing up to Dropbox, there are many plugins and scripts available that can do so but it all depends on how your site is built as to if they will be available to you. For example, WordPress sites could use the WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin to perform backups to Dropbox.

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