You can specify how often backups occur and where backups are placed - either on the same server or on a separate backup drive. You can also specify the specific parts of the backup process that are enabled.
The backup interval options work in the following fashion:
- Daily - cPanel and WHM performs separate daily, weekly, and monthly backups.
- Weekly - cPanel and WHM performs separate weekly and monthly backups.
- Monthly - cPanel and WHM performs only monthly backups.
- To access the Backup Menu, click on Backup, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.
- Click on Configure Backup.
- Click on the radio button next to the following items to enable or disable the specified functionality:
- Backup Status - Turns the automatic backup function on or off. The Restore Only radio button allows site restoration from old backups to occur, but does not create new backups.
- Backup Interval - Specify the interval used by the backup process.
- Days to run backup - Click on the tick boxes of the days on which you want to run backups.
- Remount/Unmount backup drive - Mounts and unmounts the backup drive when a backup is created. This requires a separate drive mount to operate.
- Bail out if the backup drive cannot be mounted - Stops the backup if the drive can not be mounted. Recommended if the Remount/Unmount backup drive option is enabled.
- Incremental Backup - Backup process only copies what has changed since the last backup. This creates a much smaller backup file, but changes are gradual and the backup files are not compressed.
- Backup Accounts - Backup process copies all account information for your customers.
- Backup Config Files - Includes config files in the backup process.
- SQL Databases - Includes MySQL databases in the backup process. You can choose to backup up databases in separate accounts, the master MySQL directory, or both.
- Backup Raw Access Logs - Includes the Apache raw access logs in the backup.
- Backup Type - Select what type of backup you need.
- FTP Backup Host - Enter the domain name of the FTP backup host (only required if Remote FTP Server is enabled).
- FTP Backup User - Enter the user name to use on the FTP backup host (only required if Remote FTP Server is enabled).
- FTP Backup Pass - Enter the password to use on the FTP backup host (only required if Remote FTP Server is enabled).
- Backup Destination - Enter the location of backups in the available field. This should be a dir/NFS/coda mount with at least twice the space of all your /home* partitions.
Do not set this to your /home directory.
- Click on Save.