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Enable Non Legacy Backup on Dedicated or VPS Servers

Overview

This article will explain how to configure your dedicated or VPS server to use the new (non legacy) backup system. This is useful if you want the backup tools on your cPanel accounts to access the server backups.

Click on any of the sections to jump to that point in the guide.



What You Need

  • The password for the root user so that you can login to WHM.

Login to the WHM

You will need to be able to login to WHM on your server. This requires knowing the root password for your server. If you don't know the root password or haven't set one up, please see https://my.BlueHost.com/hosting/help/whm-login#root-password.

  1. Login to the WHM by going to yourdomain.com/whm in a browser. Replace yourdomain.com with your domain name.
  2. Once you get to the login page, enter your username and password.
    The WHM login page.
    The WHM login page.
  3. You may see a page titled "Feature Showcase". If so, click on Exit to WHM at the bottom of the page.
    The Feature Showcase page with 'Exit to WHM' spotlighted.
    The Feature Showcase page with "Exit to WHM" spotlighted.

Disable Legacy Backups

  1. In the search bar on the top left side of the WHM, type Backup.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
  2. In the search results, click on Legacy Backup Configuration
  3. Change Backup Status to Disabled
    Disabling Legacy Backups.
    Disabling Legacy Backups.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the screen.
    The Save button
    The Save button.

User Selection

  1. In the search bar on the top left side of the WHM, type Backup.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
  2. In the search results, click on Backup User Selection
  3. Turn Legacy to Off and Backups to On. Note: If you have multiple accounts, you can turn them all on or off at once using the checkbox to the right of the page navigation.
    Selecting backups for users.
    Selecting backups for users.

Enable the new Backup Configuration

  1. In the search bar on the top left side of the WHM, type Backup.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
    Searching Backup in the WHM.
  2. In the search results, click on Backup Configuration
  3. Change Backup Status to Enable
    Disabling Legacy Backups.
    Disabling Legacy Backups.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the screen.
    The Save button.
    The Save button.

You have now configured your server to use the new backup system.

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