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How to set up and run backups in WHM

  1. Step 1: Log in to WHM

    1. Open your web browser and navigate to https://your-server-ip:2087 or https://your-domain.com:2087.
    2. Enter your WHM username and password.

    Step 2: Navigate to Backup Configuration

    1. In the WHM dashboard, use the search bar or locate the “Backup Configuration” option under the “Backup” section.

    Step 3: Configure Backup Settings

    1. Click on “Backup Configuration” to access the backup settings.
    2. Set “Backup Status” to enable backups.
    3. Choose the “Backup Type” (e.g., compressed, incremental).
    4. Set the “Retention” to determine the number of backups to retain.
    5. Choose what to back up under “Backup Accounts,” such as accounts, configuration files, and databases.

    Step 4: Configure Additional Settings

    1. Explore additional settings, including backup destination, notification settings, and scheduling options.

    Step 5: Configure Exclusions

    1. Specify files, directories, or accounts to exclude from backups if needed.

    Step 6: Save Changes

    1. Once configured, click the “Save Configuration” button.

    Step 7: Run Immediate Backup

    1. To run an immediate backup, look for an option like “Backup Now” or “Run Backup” in the backup configuration interface.
    2. Click the option to initiate the backup process.

    Step 8: Monitor Backup Progress

    1. Monitor the backup progress in the same interface, which may display details such as the current status, completion percentage, and any errors encountered.

    Step 9: Review Backup Logs

    1. Check the backup logs for any issues or errors during the backup process. This can help with troubleshooting.

    Step 10: Restore from Backups (if needed)

    1. To restore from a backup, navigate to the “Backup Restoration” section in WHM.
    2. Select the backup file and choose what to restore.

    Step 11: Automate Regular Backups

    1. To automate regular backups, set up a backup schedule in the “Backup Configuration” section.
    2. Specify the frequency and timing of backups according to your preferences

    Always refer to the documentation for your specific WHM version for accurate and up-to-date information, as the interface and options may vary.