Backup Restoration vs Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File

Clouseau

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Read the documentation, what's the difference and what is perfered method?

Also https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Backup it says:
Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File — This interface allows you to restore accounts with a backup file. You can also use this feature to manually transfer accounts from a another server.
Important:To use this feature, you must first enable account backups in the Legacy Backup Configuration interface.

I don't have legacy backups enabled so the option "Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File" will not work, right? And I should use Backup Restoration?
 
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24x7server

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Hello,

There is no need to enable account backups in the Legacy Backup Configuration for "Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File"

You will have to enable account backup in Legacy Backup configuration for "Legacy Restore Backups " options if you want to use because your accounts will be restored from your backup which you have configured on your server
 

Clouseau

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Hello,

tnx for the feedback. So, what is the difference between the Backup Restoration vs Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File than?

Also, the documentation is misleading and it's flawed because it clearly states:
"Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File — This interface allows you to restore accounts with a backup file. You can also use this feature to manually transfer accounts from a another server." which is followed by "Important: To use this feature, you must first enable account backups in the Legacy Backup Configuration interface." Maybe cPanel admin can comment the above?
Thank you :)
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The "Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File" option is primarily intended for backups that were generated through the cPanel backup options. These files are named in the following formats:

cpmove-{USER}
cpmove-{USER}.tar
cpmove-{USER}.tar.gz
{USER}.tar
{USER}.tar.gz
backup-{BACKUP-DATE_TIME}_{USER}.tar
backup-{BACKUP-DATE_TIME}_{USER}.tar.gz
The "Backup Restoration" option allows you to restore accounts from the backup archives that the system stores in the backups directory. The updated documentation page is available at:

Restore A Full Backup/cpmove file

Thank you.