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Backup/Restore - moving from server1 to server2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cemtey, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Cemtey

    Cemtey Well-Known Member

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    I know that I can backup/restore "email fowarders", "email filters", "home directory" and "MySQL databases".
    However I can't find any possible solution to bring over from one server to another email addresses with passwords so there wouldn't be any hassle later.

    Is there any possible ways to do this?

    Also are email addresses only things, that won't be restored into new server when using full backups?
     
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    mtindor Well-Known Member

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    A home directory backup contains all of the email address/password (encrypted) information.

    For instance, if you have an account called 'moveme' for a domain called movemetonewserver.com and it's in /home/moveme, look in;

    /home/moveme/etc/movemetoanewserver.com and you'll find the email passwd and shadow files.

    Sounds like you are an end user (not a cpanel admin) who wants to download a backup of their site and move it to a new cpanel hosting server somewhere else. I don't know how that works. never had to do it.


    Mike
     
  3. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The full backup (unlike the individual options for home directory, databases etc.) is a comprehensive backup of all data on the account (including mail, email logins etc.). The main disadvantage of this backup is only your web hosting provider can restore from this particular backup. This is not a major issue though if you are changing web hosting providers and using this backup to migrate your account. Most web hosting providers will gladly restore your backup if you are moving from another provider.

    The other options are there to allow users to have more fine-grained backups for particular things that they would be able to restore themselves. However, whenever transferring to a new host, I always recommend the full backup.
     
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    I have read that transfering the backup is the way to go, also. Thanks for the reply.

    I checked and checked. I cannot do a total backup with my cPanel on the shared server site.

    I must be missing something obvious. I remember doing a couple of backups from vbulletin on the database. I cannot find this in cPanel, anywhere, though.

    I searched this forum pretty good, also.

    I did find where to restore in the new VPS cPanel. I also got clued in on the email. problem.

    How do I do a cPanel full backup ??
     
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    It depends a bit of your cPanel theme, but you have to have something like:
    "Download or Generate a Full Backup" usually in "Backup".
     
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    Thanks a million lehels. :)

    The skin change gave me the link I needed. cPanel was on the x3 skin, I could tell when I changed it. I changed to the blue lagoon skin, as I have seen that referenced in other posts, and there it was, the first try !!

    Things have to be difficult, I guess.

    You guys are the best !!
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    In X3 you will find it in Files -> Backup and then click on the button labeled Download or Generate a Full Backup
     
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    Cemtey Well-Known Member

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    Full backup doesn't include SQL databases? - I mean how are you susposed to restore them with X3 backup restore wizard?
     
  9. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Full backup does include databases as long as you are logged in as that user and not via a reseller account. As with any database functionality, you must be logged in as that user for database operations to occur. Logging in as a reseller is insufficient.

    I have requested verbiage to more clearly note this: http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=6025
     
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    Restoring full backup from a resseling account

    Hello.

    I have a resseling acounte for whm, and my resell company told me that i simple can't restore full backups.

    Is that correct?

    Thanks.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    That is correct, only root users can restore full site backups.
     
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    David,

    Thanks for your quick and precisaly answer!

    There's any internal whm script to be scheduled in cronjob or simply granted execute to me, to restore full backups?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Unfortunately, as of right now there is no way for a reseller user to restore full backups. You would need to be granted root-level access by the root user of the server. That is highly unlikely. However, most hosting providers are very willing to assist with migrating someone's account onto their servers.
     
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