Which files and directories are excluded by Site Backup?

You can view which files and directories Site Backup does not back up.

  1. From the cPanel home page, in the Files area, click Site Backup.
  2. In the Websites area, next to the site you're using, click Select Directories (Select Directories).

The files and directories that Site Backup doesn't back up display in the Exclusions section. Here's how to tell which one of these are files and directories:

Element Syntax Example
Directory The directory name tmp
Individual files The file name db1.sql
File types A period entered by the file extension .sql

Next step

You can manage your exclusions, as well:

Function Do this...
Remove exclusions Clicking x in the exclusion's tile. tmp
Add exclusions In the Exclusions field, enter the exclusion you want to create using the structure outlined in the table above.

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