Backups are very important part of maintaining a website. It is important to backup your files on a week to week or month to month basis. A home directory backup will backup all of the files in your home directory. This can be useful to backup the files of your site. However, it will not backup DNS, MySQL, or other system files and settings.
The backup will start downloading to the destination you have chosen. The backup file will be in a .tar.gz file which can be opened with any Linux command line. Also, you can unzip this file from a windows based machine if you have the appropriate software. I recommend “winrar”. You can download a copy of it at: http://www.download.com
How do I restore my own backup?