Having trouble copying site information.

osyrys14

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Now that I have our cPanel functional, we want to try and move our account from our current host to ours so we can test thoroughly before purchasing, when I use Copy an Account From Another Server With an Account Password, it created the backup, and after hours of waiting (overnight) it finally downloaded it, but then everything just vanished, no backup on the server, no account created, and when I went back into Copy an Account From Another Server With an Account Password and put the information in like I had before, instead of giving a status update of where it was, it started all over again. What's happening to the backup, and why didn't it work?

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quietFinn

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Probably it's much easier and faster if you in cPanel of the old server create a Full website Backup of the account, transfer it to the new server and restore it there.
 

osyrys14

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Tried this, and there is no "full restore" option. Only restore home directory, databases and email/forwarders, it seems to have restored the home directory ok, but nothing else is restoring.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You can upload the backup file you generated on the shared hosting account to the /home directory on your server. As mentioned in the previous post, you will then be able to restore it via:

"WHM Home » Backup » Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File"

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Yes, that error message is normal when you are attempting to restore an account that already exists. I am happy to hear you were able to successfully restore the account.

Thank you.
 

osyrys14

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Another problem though, it seems to have only backedup/restored the main account. Our account on our provider is a reseller account, and it didn't copy the sub accounts. Is there a way to get everything in one shot?
 

cPanelMichael

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Another problem though, it seems to have only backedup/restored the main account. Our account on our provider is a reseller account, and it didn't copy the sub accounts. Is there a way to get everything in one shot?
You will need to generate a backup for each individual account and then restore it on the destination server if you do not have root access to the source server and the "copy an account with account password" option is not working.

Thank you.
 

osyrys14

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I got the main site transferred, but it says "error connecting to the database" when trying to browse to it, I've checked, and the logins are correct. Any help for this would be appreciated, we're trying to get this migration finalized.
 

cPanelMichael

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Have you checked to ensure the database username/password and database name match what's entered in the configuration file for the script? Also, have you ensured the database user is added to the database with the "MySQL" option in cPanel? If so, please check the Apache error log or the specific error_log within the account to see if there is a specific database error message.

Thank you.