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Backing Cpanel freebsd based to Centos

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fahmi, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. fahmi

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    Hi All,

    Sorry for my blunt question, is it possible to restore freebsd based cpanel backup, to centos based Cpanel..

    Thanks...
     
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    It will work

    cPanel uses the same backup system, regardless of the underlying operating system. A backup of an account made on FreeBSD will restore on CentOS/Red Hat, and vice versa.

    The filesystems used by the operating systems are very similar (at least at the level with which we are concerned), and the services controlled by cPanel are nearly identical, so there should not be any issues doing this.
     
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    Re: It will work

    FreeBSD is not compatible with CentOS. I've recevied error:
     
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    Hello,

    I have transfered hundreds of accounts from FreeBSd to CentOs without any issues...please create a fresh backup and try to restore the account from it / Use the WHM account transfer utility.

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    Since Cpanel is ending support of Freebsd, I have been moving all my accounts to Centos machines and so far nothing has gone wrong. Just make sure your Freebsd cpanel backup is of a fairly recent Cpanel version. I mean it might be possible the restoration fails due to your freebsd being too old. Also if your existing freebsd install is "broken" and you have been living with that for some time then this could be causing issues as well.
     
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    Of note, if you have an issue with one or two accounts as a test transferring, we can always try to perform the transfer for you for 1-2 accounts from FreeBSD to CentOS. We don't offer cPanel to cPanel migration services (unlike our other control panel migration offering), but we are happy to help troubleshoot errors occurring during a transfer from one cPanel machine to another.

    If you need to utilize our technical support to help figure out why a transfer of 1 or 2 accounts isn't working, please feel free to submit a ticket in WHM > Support Center > Contact cPanel or using the link in my signature. We will require access details to both machines (the FreeBSD and the CentOS machine).
     
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    Is this really true? I was just about to deploy a cpanel server on FreeBSD. That would be a real shame. Fantastic operating system.

    Edit: I read the EOL doc for FreeBSD but am still confused. When FreeBSD 9 comes in the coming weeks, is this saying that it won't be supported at all? Or just that FreeBSD 8.2 will no longer be supported in 2012?
     
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    Okay that makes a bit more sense... Any speculation as to how long the lack of FreeBSD support will last?
     
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    I wouldn't want to speculate or make any time estimate personally. I'm certain we will announce any future plans in regards to FreeBSD 9 or any other versions of that OS if or when we reach a point in supporting it for a future cPanel / WHM version.
     
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    Thanks for your replies. It's a fantastic webserver platform and I'd hate to see it left out of cpanel. I appreciate your time.
     
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