Restoring accounts from backup and database users

Feb 28, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I'm going through the process of restoring an account from an offsite incremental backup. So far I've rysnced over the backed up data to the new server, then I've done a restore via:

/scripts/restorepkg accounts/myuser
This all worked great. But I noticed that none of the database users for the account has been recreated. I'm testing out this procedure since we want to be prepared if we need to restore an entire server. Does this mean I'd need to manually re-create the db users and passwords for hundreds of accounts in the event of a server failure?

Also note that I do in fact have system backups, but I don't see any documentation on how I'd restore all the database users from these backups.

Can anyone provide some insight on how to restore the database users from either the account or system backups?


Product Owner II
Staff member
Nov 14, 2017
Hi @greatwitenorth

When you restore using a cPanel backup through cPanel (or using the script) it automatically restores the database users as well as the databases. You shouldn't need to restore the users on the same system.