How to run cPanel backup from SSH

cPanel offers you to schedule backup and retain backup of server and accounts. But if you need to run backup manually, you can do it from SSH. Login to your server as root via SSH and run following command.

For cPanel new Backup system


If the backup is up-to-date, you can force to run backup using below command

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --force

For cPanel Legacy backup system


If the backup is up-to-date and you wish to run backups anyway, use:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup --force

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