Generate/Download a Full Backup in cPanel

Last modified: March 29, 2020
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How to Generate 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

Select Backup


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

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Click “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.

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Generate backup


Note: This will generate the back up for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel or FTP.

How to Download the Full Backup

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

1. Log in to cPanel https://ip:2083 –> 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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Select the link for the backup file


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