Can you tell me the contents of a cPanel Backup Tarball?
When you create a backup, the system creates a tarball (
.tar.gz) file, which contains compressed versions of an account’s files. The system uses the
USERNAME.tar.gz file format, where
USERNAME is the cPanel account’s username.
To view the contents of this file, you can download the
tar.gz file and extract its contents.
The most common items that are asked about are the home directory and the MySQL database dumps.
The user's home directory contents will be found within the
homedir directory in the tarball. Such examples would be the following:
The database dump files can be found withint the mysql directory in the tarball. If you are looking for a database dump file for the "cpuser_dbname" database it would be found here:
For a full listing of the directories and tarball structure please see out documentation.