The backup form once you
fill it out for the first time it will be saved by the system for later
use and no need to refill it again unless you want to modify it.
Please fill the form
according to the backup software available on your server and the
directories you want to backup. It is very recommended that you backup
your whole site or your main two cgi and html directories which will
backup all your directories.
Backup command on
Please check or ask your system administrator which backup
software is available for you to use on your server and enter the program
name and any options you want to pass to this backup program.
Compress command on
It is also very recommended to compress the backup file to
conserve your server disk space and for faster downloads and uploads. If
your server has a compression program please enter it and any options you
want to pass to that program. If you do not have a compression program
just leave field this empty and it will be ignored by the system.
Complete backup file
name and path
This should be set to the full path and file name of the backup
file that will be created. Please be sure to use your server absolute
path, the path from your server root directory and also the file name with
the extension. For example if your server root directory is /usr/www/domain.com/html
and you want the backup file name to be backup_today.tar then the full
file name should be
This will create the
backup file backup_today.tar in your root directory /usr/www/domain.com/html.
Please note that all
backup files or tar and zip files are binary files and must be downloaded
and uploaded in binary format.
Enter in this text box all the individual directories on your
server that you want to backup. Please note the directories must be
absolute which means the full path from your server root. Separate the
directories by a space. You may enter unlimited number of directories to
It is very recommended before your create this backup is to
unload your SQL database which will create a backup of all the system
database under your cgi-bin directory. This insures that you have a full
backup of your server and your SQL database.