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I manage many websites some small and some big ones. My client always asks me to take backup of there website, which I guess is right.
All my clients are hosted at Lp servers using cPanel.
The question here is how should I take backups of the site, so that incase of some problem the latest backup can be restored by the LP support team.
In cPanel I find 3 ways of taking backups, namely:
- Full Backup
- Home Directory
- Download a MySQL Database Backup
Now, in Full Backup
what happens is that it generates a full backup and emails me when its done. So that I can download the file on my local machine. This is fine for small websites. But for large websites downloading files over 500MB every alternate week is a problem. Here I have a query. Is it necessary to download the backup file on the local machine? or LP team can restore the data directly incase the site goes down or gets hacked? And where is this file located on my FTP, so that I can delete once I have downloaded it?
In Home Directory Backup
, what does it actually contains? All the FTP files, including the sub-domains and addon domains?
I understand that MySQL DB Backup
will backup my DB. But downloading all DB files and Home Directory individually is time consuming (as compared to downloading individual file in Full Backup)
Please someone could suggest me, the ideal way for taking backup for big and small websites, which if needed would be easy for the LP team to restore the same.
Thanks a ton.