Can I Use FTP as an Off-Server Backup?

Note: It is against our Terms of Service to use our unlimited disk space packages to keep backups for off site servers, as this would be considered to be file dumping.

It is both allowed and recommended to use FTP to generate your cPanel backups off server. Setting up an external FTP server that your hosting package can upload backups to will help prevent recursively including previous backups in your future backups, prevent backups from increasing the size of your account (potentially disqualifying you from our automated backups), and even help control your inode usage.

To use FTP to generate an off server backup:

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