Cloning server software for off-site testing

lblanchardiii

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What are the protocols for running a cPanel/WHM clone of my server on a server that is not live? I'd like to test out some new modules on the server, but I'd rather not do this with the live server. Since I have WHM/cPanel installed on the box I would ideally like to clone that.

The thing is I do not want to have to pay for another license. Even though the box/server wont be live online. It's only for testing before I put it on the live box.

What can I do in this situation?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You might be able to obtain a temporary trial license, but I don't believe you will be able to have a permanent free license for that situation. You can submit a ticket to our CS department for clarification on that, or any additional license questions.

As far as cloning a server configuration, that's not possible at this time, but please vote for the following feature requests:

Clone a cPanel server configuration to a new server (excluding server specific items) | cPanel Feature Requests

The request actually lists what to copy, and some of the limited options available at this point in time.

Thank you.
 

lblanchardiii

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The trail license doesn't need to be permanent as the test server wont be operational 24/7. Only when I have something new that I want to roll out on it so that I can test it. Though most things that I test I can test on the live server since it doesn't effect the server itself, only the site.
 

cPanelMichael

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Our CS team will be able to clarify and answer any license questions you might have. Feel free to open a ticket with them for assistance with those questions. Or, you can contact cs[@]cpanel.net directly via email.

Thank you.