Needed help with cPanel backup/restore

Amplifier

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I am website owner. I just have a shared hosting account and I have access to my cpanel only.

I want to know about doing backup and restoring.

In my cpanel when I visited the backups section I saw


Full Backup
A full backup includes all of the files in your home directory, your MySQL databases, and your email forwarders and filters. You can back up your account to preserve your data, or to move your account to another cPanel server.

Download or Generate a Full Website Backup

System Backups

Select a system backup to download:




Partial Backups

Download a Home Directory Backup

Home Directory Restore a Home Directory Backup

Download a MySQL Database Backup

Databases

Restore a MySQL Database

Download Email Forwarders
Forwarders

Restore Email Forwarders

Download Email Filters
System Filter Info
Restore Email Filters
So i got the option of downloading daily and weekly backups but there is no option for restoring the daily or weekly back up please help and can you tell me how can I restore and Full system back up with my cpanel.
 

cPanelTristan

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Backups cannot be restored via that interface. Your hosting provider would need to help with restoring the account using your backup.
 

SoftDux

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Tristan, I'm just curious, why didn't the cPanel developers include an option for end users to restore their own backups? And no, I don't want to submit a feature request for it. This is something that should have been included, since the day that they could download backups.

I sit with the same problem, but from a host's point of view. The amount of effort to restore a backup that a client downloaded doesn't make business sense to me, and I feel it should have been implemented in cPanel a long time ago
 

cPanelTristan

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It isn't being allowed because backups have to run some things as a user other than the same user (such as root). If a client has a backup with malicious content, it would then run as a privileged user and could harm the server or account. We don't allow it for that reason. Thanks for inquiring.