Set Up Automatic Backups of Your VPS
Posted by on 14 June 2012 12:18 PM
You can create individual account backups from with cPanel by going to Backups, then Generate/Download a Full Backup. This creates a cPanel backup package, usually labeled something like:
This file contains all your public_html files, all the MySQL databases for that account, all the email addresses/forwarders and any email not already downloaded, and the cPanel config files to tell the server how to put it all back together.
First, decide where to backup the files. WHM allows you backup to the local filesystem, a Coda or NFS directory share, or a remote FTP server.
Backup Status: Enabled
Open an SSH window to your server as root and then create the backup directory:
Then, return to the Configure Backup screen:
Backup Type: Standard
You'll need an FTP account on a remote server somewhere for this. If you want to purchase space on A Small Orange's backup server, send a ticket requesting it. The cost is $10 per 10GB per month.
Backup Type: Remote FTP Server