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How To Backup Cpanel User email data?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by Gsm-extreme, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Gsm-extreme

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    Hi
    I am New User I want backup in my forum user email data only
    but i don't know how to back
    need help step by step

    How To Backup Cpanel User email data?
     
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    You will need to generate a full website backup via:

    "cPanel - Backups"

    There are no automated tools to backup the email accounts on their own.

    Thank you.
     
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    then how to find email data
     
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    Hi, you can see in /home/user/mail...
     
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    Email data is stored in:

    Code:
    /home/$username/mail/$domain.com/email-account-username
    Thank you.
     
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    need help step by step
     
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    The following document is intended for manual migrations from another control panel, but it also has useful information on where email data is stored:

    Manual Migrations

    As for the step by step process, it's really just a matter of downloading the data directly to your computer via a FTP client if you do not have root access to the server.

    Thank you.
     
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    Can i compress /home/user/etc and /home/user/mail folders and simply upload on new account and they work fine?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, but keep in mind the domain names must match and correct file ownership is required. For instance, you can't just upload those directories from one account and except them to work on a completely different domain name/username combination.

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    I know this is an ancient thread, but for future reference, there is a way to backup individual emails (or folders).

    Launch Roundcube from your cpanel Email Accounts section, and login to your email account you want to backup. Within Roundcube, you can click on each email you want, and choose "More > Download (.eml)".

    It may be tedious to do each message, but here is a backup of your mail, preserving the addresses, time, date, and attachments. Save your .eml files, and restore them to another server/address by dragging them into Thunderbird.

    Just posting since this thread comes up when searching "backup mail from cpanel".
     
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