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Creating a full backup of your website

You can create a backup at any time. This is useful, for example, if you make significant changes to your web site and you do not want to wait for the scheduled daily or weekly backup to occur. You can create partial or full backups of your web site.

Note: When you use cPanel to manage your backups, you can only restore partial backups. You cannot restore a full backup by using cPanel.

Creating a full backup of your web site

To create a full backup of your web site by using cPanel, follow these steps:

1. Log in to cPanel.

2. In the FILES section of the cPanel home screen, click Backup:

3. Under Full Backup, click Download a Full Account Backup.

4. Under Generate a Full Backup, in the Backup Destination list box, select where you want to save the backup file.

Note: You can save the backup file in your home directory, or you can transfer the backup file to another site by using FTP or SCP. If you use FTP or SCP, you must type the remote server, remote username, and remote password.

5. If you do not want to receive an e-mail message when the backup is complete, click Do not send email notification of backup completion.

6. Click Generate Backup. cPanel creates the backup.

Downloading a full backup of your web site

If you have created a full backup of your web site, you can download the backup file.

To download a full backup, follow these steps:

1. Log in to cPanel.

2. In the FILES section of the cPanel home screen, click Backup:

3. In the Files section of the cPanel home screen, click Backups.

4. Under Full Backup, click Download a Full Account Backup.

5. Under Backups Available for Download, click the file that you want to download.

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