Using cPanel Entire Site Backup


Feb 7, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Reseller Owner
Hey guys,
So I have two servers: 1 I am a root admin of and the 2nd, I have re-seller access. I've made a full site backup using the backup wizard in cPanel (not a cpmove). When I use this backup to restore, it only extracts the contents of the full site. I hit restore with the home directory option. I'm just curious - to restore the entire user without cpmove, do I need to make backups of the 3 smaller backups (Home Directory, MySQL Databases, Email) and restore each separately? I see no use for the entire site backup and the way it's structured if it doesn't properly restore.



Well-Known Member
May 19, 2011
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Backup Wizard

Note: You cannot use a full backup to restore your site via the cPanel interface. The file must be downloaded and decompressed prior to restoration. Once the file has been decompressed, you will be able to upload and restore individual pieces of your website contained within the full backup.

You need to use the WHM option: Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File

This is so that the server does not crumble under high load by an end users action and that an admin is always aware of the restoration being done.