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Web Host Manager by Aric Pedersen

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Choose Your Data Backup Strategy!

One thing that many new dedicated server owners overlook is what they will do in the event of a disaster. What happens if your server is hacked, and critical data is lost, or what will you do when some piece of hardware in your server dies? You need to plan for disaster from the start if you want to minimize the inconvenience to your customers later.

One thing you can and should do is set up automated backups of your critical server data right now. We'll discuss backups in more detail later, but for now let's work with WHM's built-in data backup features. Click on Configure Backup in WHM's Backup section. Here you can set up cPanel's own automated backup solution, called cpbackup.

cpbackup isn't a perfect backup ...

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