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Import/Expoert WHM & cPanel configuration?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by menyak, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. menyak

    menyak Member

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    Hi there - I was wondering if it's somehow possible to export and later import the cPanel & WHM settings so they can be conveniently restored in the case of system failure.

    Or is there at least a central log file somewhere that keeps track of all the changes made in the setup so that I don't have to take manual notes? Thanks!

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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    With cPanel configuration files, you can typically just copy them to the new server to apply the new configuration. Did you need to know the location of various configuration files?

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    Well in the meantime I'm backuping up all (?) my data via WHM - that includes mySQL and account data, as well as the option "backup configuration files". Is there anything else I can do to make sure that moving/disaster recovery is a breeze? I'm especially thinking of all the stuff I do in WHM, like changing the Tweak Settings. Thanks again!
     
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    Anyone?



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    If you configure your backups to backup data locally to /backups then periodically copy the backup to another server, that will ensure you will be backing up nearly all your configuration. I say "nearly" because anything server-specific such as hostname and IP addresses will not be backed up.
     
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