How to force cPanel/WHM to run a backup

Here we will explain how to force WHM to force a manual back up run

First you will need to log into the command line via SSH as the root user

Then run the following command

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

Options

The /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup script accepts the following options:

OptionDescriptionExample
--forcePerforms an additional backup, even if the system already contains up-to-date backup files.
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --force
--debugRuns the backup in the foreground and prints its progress on the command line.
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --debug
--helpDisplays additional information.
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --help

Create a cpmove archive for an account

You can use the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct script to create a cpmove archive for an account. For more information, read The pkgacct Script documentation.

To use a custom packaging script, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/pkgacct file and modify it.
  2. Store the modified pkgacct file in the /var/cpanel/lib/Whostmgr/Pkgacct/pkgacct directory.
  3. Run the /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup command with the –allow-override flag.

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