How to Download a Home Directory Backup?

In order to create a backup of your home directory, You need to follow the below mentioned steps:

1. Log into cPanel.
2. In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
3. Under Partial Backups > Download a Home Directory Backup, click the Home Directory button.
4. In the popup that appears, click Save As or select Save File.
5. Select a destination where you would like to store the backup locally.
6. Click Save.

The backup file will be downloaded to the destination you have chosen in a .tar.gz file which can be opened with Linux command line. The file can also be unzipped from a Windows-based machine with the appropriate software.

Restoration of a Home Directory Backup

A home directory backup can be restored in cPanel, in the same place where the backup was created.
1. Log into cPanel.
2. In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
3. Under Partial Backups > Restore a Home Directory Backup, click on the Browse button.
4. In the popup that appears, navigate to the appropriate destination and select the backup file you intend to use.
5. Click Open.
6. Click Upload.
A new tab will open, displaying all of the files that were replaced. This is only for confirmation purposes and is safe to close.

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