My host doesn't allow me to produce a full CPMOVE file for my account as it's using a large amount of disk space and they claim the backup process crashes their server.
I am able to generate a .tar file from the command line of my entire home directory (/home/jack) without causing too much load (using nice) and am able to email support and have an admin create me a cpmove file skipping the home directory.
My question is how would I restore the account on another server should I ever move. Could I just create an account with the same user name on cPanel server, restore the cpmove file to it and then untar my .tar file? Would this work, keeping all email, SQL databases etc in place and working?