Create a database backup schedule and automatically backup a MySQL or MSSQL database. Backups are secure and automated. Follow the steps below to schedule automatic backups:

IMPORTANT: Our external IP addresses for backups is - You may have to update your firewall settings to whitelist/authorize our IP, before you setup the connection. For more help see Allow Remote IP Connections.

  1. From the menu, click the "Login" link and login to your account.
  2. From the Portal navigation, click "Add Database Backup". The "Add a New Database" page displays.
  3. Enter the database connection information. This is generally the user login info for the database (found in your cPanel database section).
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  4. Add a schedule for the automatic backup to run (1-30 ; days, weeks, months) and select when you want the backup file automatically deleted (30, 60, 90 days, or Never).
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  5. To add additional automatic schedules for the same website, click the "Add Backup Row" link and add the frequency you want the backup to occur. (Not required)
  6. Click the "Add a Database" button to save the automatica backup plan.

Note: If you enter the wrong login information, you will get a connection error and have to correct it before saving.

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