Anyone who’s managed a business or personal website is likely familiar with cPanel, the control panel that provides a graphical interface and tools that simplify the process of managing a website. IT professionals who’ve managed hosting servers might know cPanel’s big brother, WHM (Web Host Manager), which is used by server administrators to manage large web hosting servers and cPanels for their customers.
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Just as with any other online service, backup is critically important to safeguard user and business data from hardware failure, accidental loss, or unforeseen events. Both cPanel and WHM support a number of applications for backing up websites and servers.
JetApps’s JetBackup cPanel App
One of those cPanel applications is JetApps’s JetBackup, which supports backing up data to a number of destinations, including local, remote SSH, remote FTP, and public cloud services. Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage was added as a backup destination in version 3.2.
cPanel with JetBackup app
JetBackup configuration for B2
Directions for configuring JetBackup with B2 are available on their website.
Note: JetBackup version 3.2+ supports B2 cloud storage, but that support does not currently include incremental backups. JetApps has told us that incremental backup support will be available in an upcoming release.
Interested in more B2 Support for cPanel and WHM?
JetBackup support for B2 was added to JetBackup because their users asked for it. Users have been vocal in asking vendors to add cPanel/WHM support for backing up to B2 in forums and online discussions, as evidenced on cPanel.net and elsewhere — here, here, and here. The old axiom that the squeaky wheel gets the grease is true when lobbying vendors to add B2 support — the best way to have B2 supported by an app is to express your interest directly to the backup app provider.
Other Ways to Back Up Website Data to B2
B2 CLI example:
b2 authorize_account ACCOUNTID APIKEY
b2 sync –noProgress /backup/ b2://STORAGECONTAINER/
Those with WordPress websites have other options for backing up their sites, which we highlighted in a post, Backing Up WordPress.
Having a Solid Backup Plan is What’s Important
If you’re using B2 for cPanel backup, or are using your own backup solution, please let us know what you’re doing in the comments.