Automated Backups

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Overview

This guide will help you how to enable Automated Backups for your installation(s).

NOTE : Automated Backups option will not be available to you if your admin has disabled Backups/Restore on the server.
NOTE : Automated Backups might consume space on your account so please choose the Backup Rotation as per the space available.

We will be taking an example of WordPress which is a popular blogging software. We will be choosing the Frequency of backing up once a day.

For New Installations

1) Login to Panel

  • Go to your panel (e.g. cPanel's url will be https://domain.com:2083) and login with your details.
  • There click on the Softaculous Icon or Link.
  • The Softaculous Enduser Panel will be displayed.

2) Choose a Script

  • On the left side you will find some categories of Scripts.
  • Choose the category in which your script lies. We choose Blogs in this case.

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  • Choose a script from it. We choose WordPress in this case.

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The Script details will appear with various details like ratings, reviews, demo url etc.

3) Fill in the Installation Details

  • Click on the Install Tab.
  • Fill in the details.

4) Choose Automated Backup details

  • Click on the Advanced Options button.
  • Choose the Backup frequency i.e. Once a Day, Once a Week, Once a Month.
  • Choose the Backup Rotation. This is the maximum number of automated backups for this installation. If the maximum limit is reached Softaculous will delete the oldest backup of this installation.

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5) Click Install

  • Click on install and this should do the trick. Installation time may vary in accordance to size of the script and other factors, So please be patient.
  • That's it !! Your automated backups are now scheduled and will run as per the frequency you have chosen. You will receive the details of Automated backups when the backups are executed.

NOTE : You will receive the emails if the emails are enabled.

For Existing Installations

1) Login to Panel

  • Go to your panel (e.g. cPanel's url will be https://domain.com:2083) and login with your details.
  • There click on the Softaculous Icon or Link.
  • The Softaculous Enduser Panel will be displayed.
  • Now choose the installation you want to enable/edit Automated backups for.

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2) Choose the Automate Backups details

  • Here you can enable/disable/edit the Automated backups of the installation
  • Choose the Backup frequency i.e. Once a Day, Once a Week, Once a Month, choose Don't Backup if you want to disable automated backups
  • Choose the Backup Rotation. This is the maximum number of automated backups for this installation. If the maximum limit is reached Softaculous will delete the oldest backup of this installation.

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3) Save the details

  • Now click on Edit Installation Details button to save the installation details.
  • That's it you have now configured the Automated backups for this installation.

For Admins

Disable Automated Backups

  • Automated backups can be disabled by admins from Softaculous Admin panel -> Settings
  • Select the Disable Automated Backups for Enduser check box and click on Edit Settings button.
  • That's it !! Automated Backups are now disabled for Endusers.

Note : Regular backups will still be enabled for the users only Automated backups will be disabled with this setting. If you want to completely disable backups/restore select the Disable Backup/Restore Function for Endusers check box.


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