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Backing up large (120GB+) website for move

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by elderban, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. elderban

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    I need to backup a large (120GB+) website to move it to another server, but when I try to do it through cPanel, it takes a VERY long time (for example, I had let it run for 8 hours and it had only gotten to 17GB). I also tried pkgacct, but that ate up too much of my CPU time and was slowing down my server.

    Is there another option to use, aside from transferring the site via FTP or SSH stream?
     
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    Hi,

    Use WHM's "Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages From Another Server", but *SKIP* the homedir.
    This way you will copy only the account settings, DB's etc.

    After it finished, use rsync/scp to copy the homedir folder (usually only public_html).

    It may take some time, but won't eat cpu.

    Good luck.
     
  3. elderban

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    Yeah, my host doesn't want me to do that...they believe that's what caused the problem in the first place (I am on my second server, working on a third as I had just recently moved from one server to another and started having the same problems I was having on my previous server).
     
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