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Account Backup Job Routine

General Information

JetBackup treats each account as an entity.

The procedure applied to each account is:

  1. Gathering the following information:
    1. Account configurations
    2. Files
    3. Databases
    4. Emails/Emails structure
    5. Cron jobs
    6. DNS zones
    7. SSL certificates

The information gathered according to the backup job configuration.

  1. Transfer the data to the destination.
  2. Cleanup.


In incremental backup job the steps that actually consume disk space are:

  1. Gathering account information from cPanel.
  2. Dumping databases from SQL engines.

All other steps are done by transferring the data directly to the destination.


In compressed/archived backup job all information gathered by the different steps appended to an archive file. If the job type is compressed then we'll compress the archive file, making it ready for transfer.

Please Note in this mode the minimal required space is 110% of the largest account.

At this stage, we transfer the compressed/archived backup to the destination.

Remove the compressed/archived backup file on local.