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How to Backup Squirrel Mail to Computer

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by nootkan, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. nootkan

    nootkan Well-Known Member

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    Typed backup squirrel mail into the search but didn't find any threads that explain how to make a backup of all my squirrel mail data to my computer so I can upload it to a new server later. Both servers have cpanel but on the original one the hard drive is failing and I want to be able to download the user account profiles for each instance of squirrel mail on the server to my computer first. Is this possible?
     
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    Hey Michael, thanks for your reply. I looked at that option but it only backs up the email forwarders and filters according to what I read and I need all my data including the folders I created to save email replies etc into. Also I didn't see an option to download backup straight to my computer without having to sftp it from my server which I did before and took over an hour to do so.

    Also I read this in cPanel>>full website backup:
    A full backup creates an archive of all of your website’s files and configuration. You can use this file to move your account to another server or to keep a local copy of your files. WARNING: You cannot restore full backups through the system’s interface.

    So I'm not sure why anyone would use this if you cannot restore it using cpanel.

    Update: So I guess I am misunderstanding that warning message as I went ahead and used the backup whole website feature and have been told by an IT guy I work with that the restore feature works fine. So I'll give er a go.
     
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    Hello :)

    You can use it to restore the account, but only with root access to Web Host Manager or SSH. That said, you can in-fact download the full backup via FTP if you prefer to. It's stored in the account's home directory.

    Thank you.
     
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    Michael, thanks for that. Worked like a charm.
     
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