Global exclude file
To exclude files or directories from your backups for all user accounts, add those files or directories to the
The backup system excludes the following files and directories for all users’ backups by default:
Local exclude file
To exclude files or directories from an individual user’s backups, add the files or directories to exclude to the
cpbackup-exclude.conf file in the user’s directory, one per line.
If the file does not already exist, you must create it. To do this, run the following command:
- In this example,
usernamerepresents the name of the user who owns the files or directories.
- If you enter a directory name, the backup system excludes all of the files that are inside the directory.
- Do not include leading or trailing characters of any kind, such as slashes (
/) or periods (
- The global and local exclude files apply to the account backups that you manage in WHM’s Backup section (Home >> Backup) and the Download or Generate a Full Website Backup feature in cPanel’s Backups interface (Home >> Files >> Backups).
- If you initiate a Home Directory backup in cPanel’s Backups interface (Home >> Files >> Backups), the global and local exclude files do not affect the contents of the backup file.
Via command line:
/scripts/pkgacct username /path/where/it/should/go backup
/scripts/pkgacct username /path/where/it/should/go userbackup