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Import Exim configuration from bash

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  1. DennisMidjord

    DennisMidjord Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2016
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    It's a pain to configure new cPanel servers as everything has to be done from scratch. I'm currently creating a bash script that installs cPanel along with all the software we're using.
    Various configuration files (like csf configuration and EA4 profiles) are cloned from git, but I was wondering what the best approach would be for the Exim configuration.

    What I'm thinking is this:
    1. A change is made to the Exim configuration
    2. I upload the changes of /etc/exim.conf and /etc/exim.conf.local to git
    3. Whenever we setup a new server, the bash script gets the newest files from git and copies them to /etc
    4. Restart Exim
    Is there a better way to do this?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    You could use the following tool to backup and restore the Exim configuration:

    The cpconftool Script - Version 70 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    However, note this is generally used for backing up and restoring configuration files on the same server. For Exim, it includes:

    You may want to instead use a solution like the one you mentioned, and only include the files without values specific to the local cPanel server.

    Let us know if this helps.

    Thank you.
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