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cPanel/WHM run backup manually from Shell

After configuring backups in WHM > Backup Configuration, use the command below to trigger a backup manually, if you don’t want to wait for the next scheduled backup to run.

This command must be run from the server Shell. Log in to shell via Putty, Terminal, or a Shell (SSH) client.

Then, run the command below:

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

The backup process will begin running immediately, and you can track the progress in the backup logs located at: /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup

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