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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Configuring Backups though WHM

In order to configure or deactivate your backups from running on your VPS or Dedicated server, you're going to need to log into your WHM.

  1. In the top left corner is a search bar. In the search bar type Backup.
    WHM - Search 'Backup'
  2. Choose the Legacy Backup Configuration.
    WHM - Legacy Backup Option

How to Enable or Disable the Backups

From Backup Status, choose Enable / Disable, go to the bottom of the page, and click the Save button.
Backup - Enable or Disable

Modifying Your Backup Schedule

  • To change what backups you want to run you need to edit BOTH the Backup Interval and Backup Retention.
    User-added image
  • To disable Weekly and/or Monthly backups, you need to uncheck them from the Backup Retention line, and then click the Save button.
    Weekly and Monthly Backups Disabled
  • To disable the daily backup and only keep a weekly backup, then check weekly on Backup interval, and daily should uncheck from backup retention.  Then make sure monthly is off if you want it off or on if you want it on. After that, go to the bottom and click the Save button.
    Weekly Backups Enabled

Enabling Compression for Backups

Compressing your backups can be a great way to save space; however, you need to keep in mind that these backups will take longer to generate and the process will be more resource intensive.

If you have multiple cPanel accounts, or you are finding that you don't have any backups but you have them enabled, you may want to check Backup User Selection to be sure backups are enabled on the correct usernames.
Backup Status