Hi folks, I've been playing with Cron in Cpanel in order to set up automatic backups of all my databases. 1- Go to Cpanel > Cron Jobs 2 - Select Standard or Advanced, that's up to you 3- In the command field, type this : 4- Now let's see what this all means : the date line formats the date so that we can append it to our backup filename. We then ask mysql to dump all databases into /home/LOGIN/public_html/backups/xbackup_$date.sql (where LOGIN is your Cpanel name) using your MySQL user details : "yourusername" as user (-u) and "yourpassword" as the password (-p). Notice the date variable inserted in the filename. Finally our SQL file is gzipped using the gzip directive. 5- You now have to set up your backup frequency. And relax ! Notes : I've created a user "backup" with all privileges in Cpanel > MySQL databases and associated him with all my databases so that I can backup everything in one single file with just one line of cron. Protect your backup directory so that people cannot download the whole of you SQL data. You can enable directory protection with Cpanel > Password protect directories > *select your backup directory* > *check the box and enter a username/password* > *validate*. Thank Robert for the suggestion Hope this helps, heartbreaker Ps : this tutorial is available here too for future reference. .