When using the cPanel Backup Feature, you can backup the entire MySQL data directory using the following option.
WHM: Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration
This will create a full directory backup of the MySQL directory in your backup directory.
Once expanded, you will find the 'raw' MySQL database directories and files.
# tar -ztvf _var_lib_mysql_.tar.gz | grep cptest
drwxr-x--- mysql/mysql 0 2020-08-13 08:36 var/lib/mysql/cptest_cptest/
-rw-r----- mysql/mysql 65 2020-08-13 08:36 var/lib/mysql/cptest_cptest/db.opt
drwxr-x--- mysql/mysql 0 2020-08-13 08:38 var/lib/mysql/cptest3_cptest/
-rw-r----- mysql/mysql 65 2020-08-13 08:38 var/lib/mysql/cptest3_cptest/db.opt
drwxr-x--- mysql/mysql 0 2020-08-13 08:38 var/lib/mysql/cptest4_cptest/
-rw-r----- mysql/mysql 65 2020-08-13 08:38 var/lib/mysql/cptest4_cptest/db.opt
Yes, however, the process of manual database restoration is a task that is best handled by a database administrator with the skills, training, and expertise required to do so for you.
cPanel does not have a feature for this specific database administration task. The process of restoring a database from raw/physical files is complex and has a large potential for risking irrecoverable data loss.
We strongly urge you to complete a MySQL backup before attempting this type of restoration.
And reference the following documentation for more information regarding restoration from full MySQL directory backups.
Please feel free to make a request to have a WHM Feature created using the following link: