How To Restore a Home Directory Backup in cPanel

In this article I'm going to show you how to restore a partial home directory backup in cPanel. This will allow you to restore your account's website and email files to a previous date when you last made a website backup.

This is good knowledge to have, so in case you've accidentally removed some files from your website, or deleted an important email, you can get those lost files back. It's also handy to backup website files prior to upgrading software that runs your website, so that if anything goes wrong you can at least revert to the working old version again.

When you restore a partial home directory backup like we're creating covering below, this is going to overwrite any existing files currently on your account. So if you have a /public_html/index.htm file on your account, and the backup you created also has that file, the file from the backup will be restored over the current live file.

If you have a new file such as /public_html/index2.htm live on your website that didn't exist in the backup, or you've gotten new emails since you made your partial home directory backup, these files will not be overwritten during the restore.

Restore home directory backup in cPanel

Following the steps below you can learn how to restore a partial backup of your website including all the files in your home directory.

  1. Login to your cPanel.
  2. Click on backup icon in cPanelUnder the files section, click on Backup.
  3. Select file being restoredClick on Choose File.
  4. cPanel backup progressThe name of your backup should now be displayed, so click on Upload.
  5. cpanel backups home directory restore completedYou should then see the progress of your files being restored.

You should now know how to restore your website files from a partial home directory backup in cPanel that you've previously made.

In this article I'm going to show you how to restore a partial home directory backup in cPanel. This will allow you to restore your account's website and email files to a previous date when you last made a website backup.

This is good knowledge to have, so in case you've accidentally removed some files from your website, or deleted an important email, you can get those lost files back. It's also handy to backup website files prior to upgrading software that runs your website, so that if anything goes wrong you can at least revert to the working old version again.

When you restore a partial home directory backup like we're creating covering below, this is going to overwrite any existing files currently on your account. So if you have a /public_html/index.htm file on your account, and the backup you created also has that file, the file from the backup will be restored over the current live file.

If you have a new file such as /public_html/index2.htm live on your website that didn't exist in the backup, or you've gotten new emails since you made your partial home directory backup, these files will not be overwritten during the restore.

Restore home directory backup in cPanel

Following the steps below you can learn how to restore a partial backup of your website including all the files in your home directory.

    1. Login to your cPanel.
    2. Click on backup icon in cPanelUnder the files section, click on Backup.
    3. Select file being restoredClick on Choose File.
    4. cPanel backup progressThe name of your backup should now be displayed, so click on Upload.
    5. cpanel backups home directory restore completedYou should then see the progress of your files being restored.
 

You should now know how to restore your website files from a partial home directory backup in cPanel that you've previously made.

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