So you’ve configured your system to generate backups on all of your cPanel accounts using the newer method (not the legacy backup method) of WHM but you want the backups to start now instead of waiting all the way until the specified date to start. If you would like to force it to run immediately instead of waiting for the backup schedule you can do so by logging into SSH and doing the following:

1. Type: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup –force

2. This will report that it is starting the backup and creating a log file.

At this point, you have just forced the backups to run now instead of waiting for the specified date. If you would like to see it in ‘real time’, you can do a tail -f on the log file that it tells you. So example:

tail -f /usr/log/blahblahblahblah

That’s it!