Scheduling Backups

To schedule backing up of data:

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities > Backup Manager.
  2. Click Schedule.
  3. Select the Activate this backup task checkbox and specify the following:
    • When and how often to run the backup.
    • Whether to make incremental backups, and if so, how often a full backup should be performed. A full backup contains all configuration and content (if you choose to back up content) but takes up more space. An incremental backup contains only the difference between the current state of your account and that at the time the last full backup was performed. This helps to save disk space, but an incremental backup is useless if the corresponding full backup gets deleted or becomes corrupted.
    • How long the backup files should be kept before being removed.
    • Whether to include the mail configuration and content and user files and databases in the backup, or only back up the domain configuration.
    • Whether to store the backup on the server or in an FTP storage. If no FTP storage has been configured, click Configure to set one up.
    • You can also have a notification sent to you in case of any issues with the backup procedure, or suspend all domains during the backup procedure to ensure the backup's consistency. On Windows, you can also choose to have Microsoft SQL Server databases backed up using the native backup functionality whenever possible.
  4. Click OK.

To edit the scheduled backup settings:

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities > Backup Manager.
  2. Click Schedule and make the desired changes.

To disable scheduled backups:

  1. Go to Tools & Utilities > Backup Manager.
  2. Click Schedule and clear the Activate this backup task checkbox.

    Scheduled backup