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How to Generate/Download a Full Backup in cPanel

Last modified: June 28, 2022
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How to Generate a Full Backup in cPanel

Please do the following in order to generate a full backup in cPanel:

1. Firstly, log in to cPanel > click on “Backup” icon

2. Then, click “Download a Full Website Backup” under Full Backup section.

    1. On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.
    2. Next, choose whether or not you want an email notification when the backup is done for Email Address. (If you wish, in the field given, you may also alter the email address of the notification.)
    3. Lastly, click Generate Backup.

Note: This generates the backup of your home directory to position the tar.gz file inside. Then you can then download the backup via cPanel or FTP.

How to Download a Full Backup

Please do the following to download a complete backup in cPanel:

    1. Firstly, log in to cPanel > click on “Backups” icon
    2. Secondly, click “Download a Full Website Backup” under Full Backup section.
    3. Next, click the link for the backup file you wish to download under Backups Available for Download section.
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