When the Backup Configuration Files is Enabled in the WHM, the WHM Backup Feature backs up the following system configuration files and directories:

Configuration Files:

/etc/exim.conf
/etc/exim.conf.local
/etc/exim.conf.localopts
/etc/namedb/named.conf
/etc/rc.conf
/etc/named.conf
/etc/proftpd.conf
/etc/localdomains
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
/etc/group
/etc/shadow
/etc/master.passwd
/etc/passwd
/etc/fstab
/etc/ips
/etc/ips.remotemail
/etc/ips.remotedns
/etc/reservedips
/etc/reservedipreasons
/etc/quota.conf
/etc/wwwacct.conf
/etc/remotedomains
/etc/rndc.conf
/etc/secondarymx
/etc/my.cnf
/root/.my.cnf
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/interchange/interchange.cfg
/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

Directories:

/etc/namedb
/etc/valiases
/etc/proftpd
/etc/vdomainaliases
/etc/ssl
/etc/vfilters
/usr/local/frontpage
/usr/share/ssl
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman
/var/lib/rpm
/var/lib/named/chroot/var/named/master
/var/named
/var/cpanel
/var/spool/cron
/var/cron/tabs
/var/spool/fcron
/var/log/bandwidth
/var/ssl
/var/lib/mysql (on RedHat and CentOS)
or
/var/db/mysql (on FreeBSD)

Backing up the system configuration files help a lot, if the system configuration files for your dedicated server gets deleted mistakenly.

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