How to take the backup of an account in cPanel
This post explains the steps to take the backup of an account in a cPanel server.
1: ssh into your server as root.
2: Execute the following command.
Replace <username> with the username of the account of which you want to take the backup.
3: The username of the domains are listed in the file:
4: Press Enter and a backup of the account will be created.
By default, the backup will be stored in /home/
You can specify a custom directory to store the backup by:
/scripts/pkgacct username directory
If you want to exclude the home directory of the account when the backup is taken:
/scripts/pkgacct --skiphomedir username
To exclude the account’s MySQL and PostgreSQL databases:
/scripts/pkgacct --skipacctdb username
To exclude an account’s subdomains, parked domains, and addon domains use:
/scripts/pkgacct --skipdomains username
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