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How to restore from server backup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stormy, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. stormy

    stormy Well-Known Member

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    I was hit by ThePlanet's debacle. I have offsite backups, but they are a straight backup of the server and not cPanel backups (I know, silly me!)

    How should I proceed in order to restore these accounts into a new cPanel server? Moving the public_html directory is no big deal, but what about mail and mysql? Is there an easy way to restore everything?
     
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    Could you clarify exactly what you mean by "a straight backup of the server" - is it a copy of the entire hard drive, including all partitions? If so, you should have all the mail, databases, config etc data on there. If it's just a copy of everyone's home directories, though, there'll be a lot of stuff missing - databases, for example, are stored in /var/lib/mysql.
     
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    Entire hard drive minus backup partition. However, that particular backup has since been erased (long story).:mad:
     
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