How to Create/Restore a backup of your account in DirectAdmin

You should backup your site from time to time. Also, it’s a good idea to download these backup copies to your computer.

This KB article is intended for DirectAdmin shared hosting users.

How to backup your account in DirectAdmin:

1. Log in to DirectAdmin

2. Look for Advanced Features>>Create/Restore Backups option

3. Select the items you want to include in the backup (like email accounts, email data etc.)

4. Click the CREATE BACKUP button. You will see a message Backup creation added to queue. You will receive a message via the DirectAdmin Message System when the backup creation is done with the subject Your backups are now ready

You will also receive a notification via email:

A new message or response with subject:

Your backups are now ready

has arrived for you to view.
Follow this link to view it:

https://demo.plothost.com:2222/CMD_TICKET?action=view&number=000000064&type=message


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Automated Message Generated by DirectAdmin 1.61.5

Do Not Reply.

5. You will also see the backup archive in the /backups/ directory of your domain. (example: backup-Jun-18-2017-1.tar.gz)

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DirectAdmin Backup/Restore Account

How to restore a backup archive of your account in DirectAdmin:

1. Log in to DirectAdmin

2. Look for Advanced Features>>Create/Restore Backups option

3. Click the RESTORE button

4. Select a backup archive from the drop-down list

5. Select the items you want to restore (like email accounts, email data etc.)

6. Click the RESTORE button. When done you will see a confirmation message: Restore Complete. You will also receive an email notification:

A new message or response with subject:

Your User files have been restored

has arrived for you to view.
Follow this link to view it:

https://demo.plothost.com:2222/CMD_TICKET?action=view&number=000000067&type=message


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Automated Message Generated by DirectAdmin 1.61.5

Do Not Reply.

On the Backup/Restore Backups page there is also a link Click here for a list of your current backups. Click on it to go directly to the File Manager-> /backups/directory.


As of DA version 1.62.0, items that are available to backup/restore:

Website Data
Domains Directory: Backs up all user files for all domains
Subdomain Lists: Backs up the list of subdomains for each domain
E-Mail
E-Mail Accounts List for all domains (names and passwords)
E-Mail Data: Includes the messages from the Inbox, IMAP Folders, and webmail data.
E-Mail Settings: Includes the filters and the catchall address.
Forwarders: Includes all forwarding addresses.
Autoresponders: Includes all autoresponders and messages.
Vacation Messages: Includes all vacation messages and times.
Mailing Lists: Includes the list, digest-list and archives.
FTP
FTP Accounts
FTP Settings
Database
Database Settings: Backs up all DB Users and DB Settings
Database Data
Trash
Deleted Trash Data
DA Backup/Restore Items

The video tutorial for this post:

How to crete/restore an account in DirectAdmin

Related articles:
How to backup specific domains in DirectAdmin

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