Many hosting providers set up the WHM cPanel backups in advance therefore allowing you to have a backup stored in case of a problem.
It happens that there is a special need to force a backup. In order to perform this step, you will need to get to the SSH on the server.
- Connect to the server via SSH or via WHM and access the terminal via WHM--Terminal
- Type: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup –force
- This will force a non-inherit backup to begin. After the backup is complete, you will see a result notice that the backup was done.
- If you don’t see a notification that the backup has started, this means that there is a backup already in progress, working in the background. You can verify this by typing: ps aux | grep backup