Back up that is based on Host

Back-up is Based on Host Also known as a Host-based backup, it mostly comes in two types, known as Agentless Backup and Agent-based Backup is a new whir in the field of data recovery. People usually know the agents as small applications installed on the host server to run particular functions in a specific manner.


Quite a few vendors claiming that they provide agentless backup, actually add an agent at the beginning of the process and delete it right before the entire backup is made. Surely the rest of the process does not involve any agents but, in the end, you would not call it an agentless backup.

These applications (agents) are installed on the host server that the admin is required to backup. Agentless backup is the backup without the use of such agents. Whereas, Agent-based backup is backing up of the information with the help of an agent or more.

Agent-based backup

When choosing an Agent-based backup, you would have to reboot your system after the install because the snapshot driver resides at the operating system kernel level and hence requires the OS to be restarted.

A plus point of an agent-based backup is, since it is loaded with the OS stack, it offers increased control and visibility of the host system that would not be immediately available in the case of Agentless backup. For example, agent-less backups typically need to traverse the file system to determine changes for incremental/differential backups. This traversal could take longer and be more complex than compared to Agent-based backup which has CBT (Change Block Tracking) and the kernel level.

file backup

Every time a user scheduled backup is acted out, Delta Encoding deltas are transmitted to a backup archive efficiently creating a virtual Disk Image. Continuous Data Protection can restore previously captured disk images to another disk efficaciously replicating the structure and contents to a new disk. Individual files inside of a disk image can be restored to their original location or an alternate computer. 

The Software that Ideastack provides is R1 Soft Server Backup Manager. It is a near-continuous backup application for Windows and Linux computers. It provides user scheduled near continuous disk-Based online backups for more than one Windows or Linux servers.

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How to configure cPanel backup

Imagine if you are in hurry to reach for a very important meeting with your client and as soon as you open your bag to look for the pen-drive in which you have stored the presentation is suddenly lost;

What a nightmare that would be!! You’re worried & wish you would have a backup file for this situation. Maybe a cloud file or you could have mailed it to someone.

Likewise, your website may also be lost due to many reasons such as server failure, nulled plugin, virus, hacking & without a backup plan in such case your entire data & hard work will get lost and nulled.

In this blog, we’ll teach you how to take a backup of your website from cpanel also how to automate the backup process weekly in case if you forgot to take the backup because of any-reasons. If you have any doubts or confusion in the steps feel free to chat with our support team.

Step1: Login to cPanel/WHM->Go to Backup Configuration.

Step2: Under the Backup Settings section.

Backup Status->Tick on Enable Backups

Global Settings->Under Backup Type->Tick on Incremental

Tick on check the Available Disk Space->2048MB (set as per your requirement)

Maximum Backup Restoration Timeout->21600(default)

Scheduling and Retention->Tick on Weekly Backup->Saturday (Set as per your requirement)

Retention->2 and Tick on Strictly enforce retention, regardless of backup success

Files->Back up User Accounts and Tick on Back up System Files

Databases->Back up SQL Databases->Tick on Per Account Only

Under Configure the Backup Directory

Default Backup Directory->/home/rabalebackup (Your cPanel/WHM Server directory where the backup will generate and store)

Backup Staging Directory->/cpanelbackup/rabalebackup (This is your remote backup location directory)

Tick on Retain Backups in the Default Backup Directory and click on Save Configuration.

Step3: Under Additional Destinations section

Select Rsync and click on Create New Destination

Under Rsync Destination

Enter Destination Name->cpanelbackup

Tick on Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Backup Directory->backup (It is optional)

Remote Host-> Rsync server ip, where you want to store your cPanel backup)


Remote Account Username-> root (Your Rsync server username)

Authentication Type->Password Authentication

Remote Password->*******(Enter your Rsync server password)

Timeout->300 (Set as 300) and Click on Save Destination

Step4: After completion of your backup settings, now we have to validate our Rsync settings. So, click on Validate Button.

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Last Edited: 06/05/2020