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How to restore a "Full site backup"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sehh, May 11, 2009.

  1. sehh

    sehh Well-Known Member

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    After we generate a "Full site backup" and we have downloaded the backup archive, how do we upload it in order to restore the entire account?

    The cPanel "backups" page, only has uploads for "home directory" and "MySQL" separately.
     
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    You can upload the backup via FTP to some other location where you want to restore it, or generate a Remote FTP backup also available in the "cPanel >> Backups" feature so you do not have to download it and upload it again.

    cPanel has a Full Backup Feature where everything including cPanel files of an account are backed up.
     

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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Your hosting provider will need to restore that file for you.
     
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    sehh Well-Known Member

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    Since i'm the hosting provider, how would i restore a full site backup file? is there a command under /scripts that does it or via WHM?
     
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    In WHM go to Backup-> Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file.

    The files should be in the format of .tar.gz and must be in one of these directories on the server: /home, /home2, /home3, /root, /usr, /usr/home, /web.

    Once you put backup file at one of the above location, you will be able to see it listed inside "Possible cpmove archives found" box.
     
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    I personally use WinSCP to do my file transfers from my computer.

    After you have copied the backup file to the new server, In WHM - under "Backup", choose "Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file".

    Enter the account name you wish to restore.

    Hope this helps,
    Ron
     
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    Thank you all for your replies!
     
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