Those of you that host your own Linux based web server may be using the very useful cPanel backup script to make a regular scheduled backup of your web site’s content and database content. Although you can configure the details of the site backups and schedule from the graphical user interface it doesn’t provide you with the ability to kick the scheduled backup job off manually using the settings found in /etc/cpbackup.conf file. This backup configuration is set via the WebHost Manager at Main >> Backup >> Configure Backup menu. To start the backup job off manually you need to log onto the server via SSH and then run the following command.
# /scripts/cpbackup –force