HOW TO: Generate/Download a Full Backup in cPanel

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How to Generate/Download a Full Backup in cPanel

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

1. Log in to cPanel > click on “Backup” icon

2. Under Full Backup, click “Download a Full Website Backup”.

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Download a Full Website Backup

3. On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.

4. 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.)

5. 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 the Full Backup

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

1. Log in to cPanel-> click on “Backups” icon

2. Under Full Backup, click “Download a Full Website Backup”.

3. Under Backups Available for Download, click the link for the backup file you wish to download.

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