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backup WHM for disk upgrade

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wheeler84, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. wheeler84

    wheeler84 Registered

    Sep 15, 2008
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    I want to put hardware RAID onto my dedicated server, and have been informed that they will need to wipe the existing disk and I will need to restore backups of my files.

    While I know I can restore cPanel account backups fairly easily, how can I keep my WHM configuration intact? I assume that they are going to give me a blank install of WHM.

    Is it possible to make a complete backup of my WHM configuration somehow?

    I notice the backup option "backup configuration files" which is not possible through remote FTP, so what if I was set /backups/ as the Backup Destination, transfer that file somewhere off the server, then copy the files back and use the backup restoration? Would that give me the result I want?
  2. vanessa

    vanessa Well-Known Member

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    You might want to retain a copy of the service config files in /etc as well as /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and so on. If you update cpanel and then make copies of /usr/local/cpanel and /var/cpanel, you should be able to restore those after formatting the new disks and reinstalling cpanel.
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