Creating a Backup of Your Site
Posted by Jamie on 07 August 2008 05:26 PM
When you are all finished setting up your site, we recommend creating a backup, just in case anything happens, and we cannot recover your data. These cases are few and far, between but it is good for you to have a copy.
**BEST BACK UP METHOD**
Login to your FTP
Select all of the files in the "public_html" folder
Drag them into a folder in your local drives and this will create a copy of all of the site files on your hard drive.
Next log into your cPanel and select the PHPMyAdmin icon. This will show you the database.
Click on the database with your username and template name on the left hand side of the window.
Then choose the "Export" tab.
Choose ‘Custom’ as your Export Method, and click ‘Select All’ under Table(s)
Leave the settings under ‘Output’, ‘Format’, and ‘Format-specific options’ AS IS, and click "Go" in the bottom right hand corner.
This will create a copy of your database in which you can save to the same folder you have your site files.
Now you have a complete copy of your site and if you would like you can save it to an external hard drive or burn it to CD.
You can also create a backup using the Backup Wizard within the ‘Files’ area of your cPanel
Note: You can only use this to move your account to another server, or to keep a local copy of your files. You cannot restore Full Backups through your cPanel interface.
Click ‘Backup’ to get started
Then click ‘Full Backup’
On the following screen, select your Backup Destination, and enter your email address, and the cPanel will automatically generate the backup, and notify you via email when it is complete, after which you can download it from the Backups section of the ‘Files’ area!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance!