a. How to create a backup of a cPanel Account via SSH?
1. Log-in to the SSH as the Root user.
2. Since it will be a time-consuming task, it is better to run it on screen.
3. Enter the following command string on the command line interface:
The account backup will be created in the current directory you are in. So please try to run the command from a directory in which the partition has enough free space available.
b. How to Restore a cPanel Account via SSH?
Log in to the server via SSH and enter the following command from the directory in which the backup files are located.
If the backup file name is not in the standard cPanel format(eg: cpmove-username.tar.gz), you need to specify the filename/path with the command like below:
/scripts/restorepkg username /home/backupname.tar.gz
If the cPanel account is already created on the server and you are running the restoration later, you might need to use the force option as well.
/scripts/restorepkg --force username /home/backupname.tar.gz