How to create cPanel backup from command line

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To create a backup of a cPanel account from the command line, you can use the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct script. This script is included with cPanel and can be used to create a full backup of an account, including all files, databases, and email.

Here is an example of how you can use the pkgacct script to create a backup of an account:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct username

Replace "username" with the actual username of the account you want to create a backup for.

This will create a tar.gz file in the current directory that contains the full backup of the account. You can specify a different location for the backup file by using the --dest option, like this:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct username --dest /path/to/backup/directory

How to take cpanel backup without home directory 

You can also use the --skiphomedir option to exclude the home directory from the backup, like this:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct username --skiphomedir



How to create cPanel backup without mail. 

To create a backup of a cPanel account from the command line without including the email, you can use the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct script with the --skipmail option. This script is included with cPanel and can be used to create a full backup of an account, excluding the email.

Here is an example of how you can use the pkgacct script to create a backup of an account without the email:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct username --skipmail

Replace "username" with the actual username of the account you want to create a backup for.

This will create a tar.gz file in the current directory that contains the full backup of the account, excluding the email. You can specify a different location for the backup file by using the --dest option, like this:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct username --skipmail --dest /path/to/backup/directory

How to take all cpanel account backup using commandline

To create a backup of all cPanel accounts on a server from the command line, you can use the /scripts/pkgacct script in a loop. This script is included with cPanel and can be used to create a full backup of an account, including all files, databases, and email.

Here is an example of how you can use the pkgacct script to create a backup of all accounts on a server:

for i in $(whmapi1 listaccts | grep user | cut -d: -f2); do /scripts/pkgacct $i done

This will create a tar.gz file in the current directory for each account on the server, containing the full backup of the account. You can specify a different location for the backup files by using the --dest option in the loop, like this:

for i in $(whmapi1 listaccts | grep user | cut -d: -f2); do /scripts/pkgacct $i --dest /path/to/backup/directory done

To run a backup manually, log in to the command line via SSH as the root user and run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

Restoring a cPanel Backup via SSH

To restore a previously created backup of your cPanel account, just follow these steps:

  1. First, if you haven’t already, log in to SSH as the Root user.
  2. Navigate to the directory containing your backup file. *Note: In order to restore your data, you must be in the correct directory.
  3. Next, to restore your cPanel backup, enter the following command into the command line:
/scripts/restorepkg username

And there you have it!

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