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    How do I backup my website?

    I need to make backups. How do I make a complete 100% backup of my website. I need all email accounts, database, passwords and ect.

    I did cpanel--> Backup Wizard --> Backup --> Full backup --> Selected Home Dictionary --> Generate Backup

    Did I do it right?

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    well no since that back up is to move the site to another server
    go to back ups and dl the MySQL DB and home directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binary Code View Post
    I need to make backups. How do I make a complete 100% backup of my website. I need all email accounts, database, passwords and ect.

    I did cpanel--> Backup Wizard --> Backup --> Full backup --> Selected Home Dictionary --> Generate Backup

    Did I do it right?
    Then download the backup you generated to a home computer. Any host should be able to have you upload the full backup and they will restore it for you. I would do a manual backup also like taking all of your files and dumping your database and download those.


    Not sure about email though since the backup system on our servers backup emails for us anyways but the average customer does not have access to the software we use to do it.

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    Thanks for all the replies. It really helped.

    Is Full Home Dictionary Backup enough? Does it include all the database and emails?

    Or will I have to individually backup all the database too?
    Last edited by Binary Code; 08-21-2011 at 07:29 PM.

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    Individually depending if the backup program does it.
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    Log in to cPanel>go to back ups> Click Download a Home Directory Backup and Download a MySQL Database Backup ( dl all the databases you have listed under there ) and there ur done

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    It would not include emails. You may have to get a custom script for this

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    Cool, did the backup, I just hope I never have to use it though =)

    How often do you guys end up using the backup?

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    I personally back up my account twice per day aka once every 12 hours while I backup clients accounts once per day standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpoalmighty View Post
    I personally back up my account twice per day aka once every 12 hours while I backup clients accounts once per day standard
    Wow that too much work, in my opinion.

    Can this task be automated?

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    Lol. The entire process is automated! I just configure the script and leave it to do the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binary Code View Post
    I did cpanel--> Backup Wizard --> Backup --> Full backup --> Selected Home Dictionary --> Generate Backup

    Did I do it right?
    Yes, make sure you download it though. The full cPanel backup includes everything (emails, files, databases, etc.) which any cPanel host should be able to restore if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrocWeb View Post
    Yes, make sure you download it though. The full cPanel backup includes everything (emails, files, databases, etc.) which any cPanel host should be able to restore if needed.
    Yo how do I set that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binary Code View Post
    Yo how do I set that up?
    Go to cPanel -> Backups -> Download or Generate a Full Website Backup
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    Hello,

    Yes the full cpanel backup includes mails and databases.

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    Be sure to ask the host to check he back up for errors. I have seen times when Cpanel did a backup but the backup was corrupted. I moved a client from a large host one time, and took a while to get a valid backup.
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    Hi BinaryCode, I have complete backup tutorial made by myself on my website if you are interested https://kekzhost.com/clientarea/inde...oring-backups/

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by KekzHost View Post
    Hi BinaryCode, I have complete backup tutorial made by myself on my website if you are interested https://kekzhost.com/clientarea/inde...oring-backups/

    Good luck
    Very interested.

    Thanks a lot.

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    No problem, let me know if you have managed with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by KekzHost View Post
    No problem, let me know if you have managed with it
    The guide really helped. Made the backup and downloading it right now.

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    I am very glad to hear that, best wishes.
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    As others have mentioned but you might have skimmed - make sure you check your database backup. It would be a shame to come back to your MySQL backup when you need it and only then realise that one of your important tables was truncated silently (or worse, that the whole file is corrupt).

    I run a service that backs up thousands of websites and databases on a daily basis. Part of our service restores each MySQL dump to a local database, then checks row counts to make sure they look sane. A good first step would be simply to check it restores successfully against a local db as part of your backup script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KekzHost View Post
    Hi BinaryCode, I have complete backup tutorial made by myself on my website if you are interested https://kekzhost.com/clientarea/inde...oring-backups/

    Good luck
    I don't think you're allowed to post a link to your own site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    Then download the backup you generated to a home computer. Any host should be able to have you upload the full backup and they will restore it for you. I would do a manual backup also like taking all of your files and dumping your database and download those.


    Not sure about email though since the backup system on our servers backup emails for us anyways but the average customer does not have access to the software we use to do it.
    A full cPanel backup (cpbackup file) will backup everything on the account including cron jobs, emails, databases etc etc.

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    If the Home Directory is for example 100-200 GB, then the backup gets corrupted usually.
    Also, if the database has a size of 1-2 or more GBs, then while processing, the site is unavailable.
    In such cases (of large sites), the cpanel backup cannot help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Michael View Post
    If the Home Directory is for example 100-200 GB, then the backup gets corrupted usually.
    Also, if the database has a size of 1-2 or more GBs, then while processing, the site is unavailable.
    In such cases (of large sites), the cpanel backup cannot help.
    I had a 30GB account at HostGator and it wouldn't let me backup - said the limit was 4GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostXNow View Post
    I don't think you're allowed to post a link to your own site.
    Heh, some of you just gone mad with 'advertising'. There is a huge difference between presenting own website at wrong section and between helping someone. Most of comments here were useless and guy still needed help so it is not wrong if I give him a hand and show good tutorial even though it is on my site, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by KekzHost View Post
    There is a huge difference between presenting own website at wrong section and between helping someone
    Well, actually, there isn't. Rules are rules. You're not supposed to link to any pages on your own site. Different if they were request by someone.

    But maybe that's why mods have left your link... because it seems like you were genuinely trying help a member rather than plug your site. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binary Code View Post
    I need to make backups. How do I make a complete 100% backup of my website. I need all email accounts, database, passwords and ect.

    I did cpanel--> Backup Wizard --> Backup --> Full backup --> Selected Home Dictionary --> Generate Backup

    Did I do it right?
    Do you have a shared or dedicated server and ssh access?
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    We are about to launch a new backup product to the market that may suit your needs.

    The product is called MirrorWeb and can provide your clients with a service that monitors the up time of their site, Mirrors & Backsup their site and DB and switches traffic (DNS Failover) if they have any downtime. The service also includes an optional escrow component for proprietary code if required.

    We are hoping to launch in the 2nd week of June and are beta testing at the moment.

    Our business model is great for affiliates/resellers and delivers a fantastic annual revenue stream for you.

    Let me know if you would like to know more.

    Have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixape View Post
    I had a 30GB account at HostGator and it wouldn't let me backup - said the limit was 4GB.
    Aha! The "fine print" I guess. A cautionary note to check with a vendor when signing up and/or read the TOS for backup limitations. Not a good recommendation for HostGator either.

    If one runs into this situation, can you just copy the home directory to your home computer?

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