Complete Restore of CPanel and user accounts required

JustSomeGuy

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Oct 13, 2007
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I need to have my Data Center reimage my server with OS and Cpanel.
Once done, I need to restore the servers setting and then restore all sites.
I have a complete backup of everything from the CPanel backup program.
Located on a second drive, I have all the accounts in .gz files and also two directories inside a directory called daily:
dirs/
-rw------- 1 root root 75940 Jul 8 01:00 _etc_proftpd.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 4133 Jul 8 01:01 _etc_ssl.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 13348 Jul 8 01:00 _etc_valiases.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 5110 Jul 8 01:01 _etc_vdomainaliases.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 6210 Jul 8 01:00 _etc_vfilters.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 9183269 Jul 8 01:01 _usr_local_cpanel_3rdparty_mailman.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 11075845 Jul 8 01:01 _usr_local_frontpage.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 92291775 Jul 8 01:00 _var_cpanel.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 18780768 Jul 8 01:00 _var_lib_rpm.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 56537 Jul 8 01:01 _var_log_bandwidth.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 3037865 Jul 8 01:00 _var_named.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 1360 Jul 8 01:00 _var_spool_cron.tar.gz

The other is:
files/

-rw-r----- 1 root root 39 Jun 30 13:55 _etc_digestshadow.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13535 Jul 2 01:29 _etc_exim.conf.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 136 Jul 2 01:30 _etc_exim.conf.localopts.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 624 Mar 26 19:05 _etc_fstab.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1279 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_group.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 14628 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_httpd_conf_httpd.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63 Jul 7 23:37 _etc_ips.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1469 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_localdomains.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 84 Jul 2 01:25 _etc_my.cnf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4007 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_named.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2415 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_passwd.gz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4241 Jul 2 01:26 _etc_pure-ftpd.conf.gz*
-rw------- 1 root root 657 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_quota.conf.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 67 Jun 29 09:12 _etc_remotedomains.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 288 Feb 22 14:45 _etc_rndc.conf.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 37 Jun 29 09:12 _etc_secondarymx.gz
--w------- 1 root root 5173 Jul 6 10:47 _etc_shadow.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 263 Apr 13 00:14 _etc_wwwacct.conf.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 69 Feb 22 14:44 _root_.my.cnf.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 14635 Jul 6 10:47 _usr_local_apache_conf_httpd.conf.gz

Once I have the CPanel image back onto the server, do I just need to unzip those files?
I am sorry but I can not find any play by play instructions on how to do this.
 

JustSomeGuy

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Oct 13, 2007
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Can anyone help me determine which files and/or directories need to be restored before I restore the account users?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The account backups will automatically populate most of those files when the accounts are restored. You could restore the /etc/my.cnf file if you have custom modifications to it. Other than that, it's a good idea to run EasyApache to ensure the modules/versions of your preference are enabled. Also, you can browse to "Tweak Settings" in Web Host Manager to choose any specific options that you may have enabled before.

Thank you.