Best way to go about restoring my files?


Mar 20, 2011
Hi there,

Nightmare weekend. Server hard drive suffered a fault which corrupted the filesystem. Luckily the server tech was able to recover my home directory and mysql directory.

So what would be the best way to get everything back up and running.

The files are currently being transferred back to the server and Cpanel is being installed.

My thoughts would be to manually recreate all the domains, databases, emails etc then I can shut down mysql and apache transfer the files and databases to where they should be and then restart everything.

If anyone can see an issue with that please let me know it would be very helpful.


Technical Support Community Manager
Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
cPanel Access Level
DataCenter Provider
Hello :)

Restoring the accounts from backups generated through cPanel/WHM is the ideal way to ensure your accounts are working again. Do you have any backups of your accounts available to restore? If not, some users have reported success with manually restoring files. Here is one thread where files were manually restored:

Moving Accounts from damaged drive

Thank you.