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cPanel to cPanel transfer without root password

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sneader, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. sneader

    sneader Well-Known Member

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    I have a customer that is using cPanel on someone else's server, and wants to move to my service.

    In another thread here on the forum, someone from cPanel mentioned that cPanel-to-cPanel transfers don't work as smoothly if you don't have the root password of the old server... but didn't delve into detail.

    Anybody here have experience with cPanel-to-cPanel transfers, using only the user's id/password on the old server (not using the root password of the old server)?? Any gotchas? Any better ways??

    One specific concern is Mailman mailing lists.

    EDIT: Would it be better for the user to log into their old server, and use cPanel's Backup Wizard to create a full backup, then copy it to the new server and restore it?? Or is that basically what cPanel-to-cPanel transfers using account-name are all about?

    Thanks!

    - Scott
     
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    Hi Scott,

    It would be better to use cPanel's Backup Wizard to create a full backup of the account. Then, you can just download it to the new cpanel server and restore it. full backup will include all your data (mailing lists included)

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Indeed, it seems to have worked very well, using Backup Wizard!!!

    Thanks!

    - Scott
     
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