in WHM when you configure the backup settings and want to generate a backup at that time, you need to use SSH to and issue the following command which will start the backup process.



Code:
/scripts/cpbackup --force

It will display an output something similar to this
Code:
[cpbackup] Process started in background.
[cpbackup] Log file: /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup/1353770961.log
Thanks