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SOLVED Best way to transfer very large accounts

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by webmasteryoda, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. webmasteryoda

    webmasteryoda Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    I am transfering accounts to the new server. But few accounts are very large. One of the accounts is used for email exchange, mostly IMAP. Its currently occupying more than 100 Gb of disk space.

    So, if I want to backup that account, I need at least 3 days for backup process to finish. But I need to transfer that account while it is live and working.

    So, what is the best and fastest method to transfer that account?

    Ps - I control the Dns server, Ttl is 300. So no problem with A records.
     
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  4. webmasteryoda

    webmasteryoda Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I ll try these methods very soon.
    Sure, I ll update this topic with my migration info.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hello

    Finally I am migrating to a new server.
    I am using Transfer tool, and its ok.

    But I have a problem.

    Small accounts are not problematic. I transfer those accounts very fast, and my clients dont even know that their websites are transfered to a new server.

    But very large accounts are problematic.

    One of these large accounts is a client that is using more than 100 email accounts. His account is ~100 GB in size.
    So, if I transfer this account with the transfer tool, it takes 1-2 days to finish. Meanwhile lots of emails arrive and if I change the DNS records, email users will not see new emails.

    So, my questions is:
    What is the best approach to transfer that kind of large accounts?
     
  6. dalem

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    transfer the site skipping the /home/username directory
    then use rsync to transfer the /home/username

    so you can incrementally rsync it again to get those missed emails
     
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    Hello,

    You could transfer the account without the home directory and then manually rsync the data over to the new server per the instructions on the following post:

    Move cPanel account manually without taking full backup

    Thank you.
     
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    webmasteryoda Well-Known Member

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    Yap. Thats what I was looking for.
    Problem solved.

    Thanks a lot guys. I really learn new things whenever I visit this forum.
     
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