Cpremote is a cpanel backup software that supports incremental, compressed and uncompressed backups with seven days retention and have disaster management features. Cpremote is feature rich which include WHM interface for server administrators and cpanel interface for end users. Cpremote also have a set of command line tools that will help the server admin to manage backups.

Cpremote restore facility include restoring full backups, home directories, email accounts, domain or subdomains, mysql databases, file and folders, etc. You can alsorestore multiple accounts.

Cpremote supports distributed multiple storage pools like local disk, ftp, ssh, sftp and amazon s3. You can enable parallel backups in cpremote which will ease the backup process than any other backup software.

Cpremote have the ability to configure a disaster management system for your server, so that every system files and data will be copied to the respected storage pools. This will help to recover your server from accidental disaster.

Cpremote need to be installed on latest cpanel server with version 60 or higher. Cpremote can be installed as root user only.

Software Requirements
Operating System Centos 7/6 and its clones
Cpanel 11.60 or higher

You should download the cpremote software and extract it in your server. After that run the following command ,

        # chmod 755 install.py &&  ./install.py install

The autoinstaller will install cpremote and all required dependencies in your server. After the installation, login to the whm as root user and configure the settings page and storage pools.

You need to configure the cpremote settings, storage pools and alert management from whm.

Storage Pools.

You need to configure at least one storage pool to start with cpremote. Cpremote support local disk, ftp, ssh, sftp and amazon s3 storage pools. To add a storage pool go to WHM -> Cpremote -> Preferences -> Storage Pools.


Amazone s3 only support compressed and uncompressed backups, because the amazone s3 have file restriction for uploading files and directories.

You may read more about storage pools from here.


To configure the settings go to WHM -> Cpremote -> Preferences -> Settings . You can select daily, weekly, monthly and retention backups with any/all storage pools. If you select the all storage pools, backups will be distributed to all of your storage pools. You can also assign individual storage pools for backups.

To read more about settings click here.

To uninstall cpremote you also need the cpremote software installer package. Upload and extract it to your server and run the following command.

        # chmod 755 install.py &&  ./install.py remove

This will remove all cpremote files from your cpanel. It doesn’t remove the backup files. You need to manually remove the backup files.

You can upgrade your cpremote using the following command.

       # /etc/cpremote/updatecpremote.py

To automate the upgrade kindly create a cron for the above script.