How to download/restore files/folders using the Backup tool in cPanel?

The Backups area provides a basic interface for downloading and storing all or some of the website’s files, databases, forwarders and filters.

To create a copy of your website to the web server:

  • Click the Download or Generate a Full Web Site Backup button.
  • Select Home Directory from the Backup Destination heading.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Click the Generate Backup button. You will receive an email after the backup is complete.

To download a full backup to your computer:

  • Click the Download or Generate a Full Web Site Backup button.
  • Under Backups Available for Download, select the backup file that you wish to save to your computer.
  • You can also use the Full Backup interface to log in to a remote computer via FTP/SCP and store the backup files there.

To remotely store a backup file:

  • Select Remote FTP Server, Remote FTP Server (passive mode transfer), or Secure Copy (SCP) from the Backup Destination menu.
  • Enter the remote server’s information in the text boxes that appear when you select the backup destination.
  • Click Generate Backup. You will receive an email after the process is complete.

To restore a portion of your site:

  • Click the appropriate Choose File button.
  • For example, if you wish to restore your MySQL database, click Choose File under the Restore a MySQL Database heading.
  • Select the backup file from your computer.
  • Click Upload to restore that portion of your site.

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