Run cPanel backups manually via command line.

For the legacy system, use this command:


For the new backup system, use this command:


The latter is most likely what you’re looking for and you can append it with a --force parameter to force the backup to start running.

And then you can tail the log that it outputs if you want to watch it as it runs.

How can I force a backup to run on the new 11.38 system in command line? Best Answer: Yes, you can use: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup –force Thank you.

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