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importing email accounts

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by GoTTi, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. GoTTi

    GoTTi Member

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    how do i go about importing email accounts?

    i had a site, did a full backup, moved to another host, and i want to get the email accounts put back on the new host.

    thanks.
     
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    Is a full restore not feasible? If you did a full backup you can just bring back everything. Email, and site files!

    Otherwise do you have shell access?
     
  3. GoTTi

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    yes i can login through the ssh on cpanel.
     
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    ne1 give me the info on how to import or bring over or copy over the email accounts from the old backup to the new site please
     
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    Sure,

    Upload your tarball to /home/yourtarballname.tar.gz using ...scp or ssh or even ftp.

    Then login to WHM at www.yoursitename.com/whm as root.

    Look on the left side under "Backup" and select restore from full backup/cpmove file and it will show you the file you just uploaded, select it and let it do its thing.

    You will then have your account,email,sites,passwords, and everything else back!
     
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    what is tarball?
     
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    A tarball is the file that you hopefully downloaded when you backed it up...

    Like for instance yoursitename-12-3-05.tar.gz ...that is a g-zipped tarball.
     
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    i was playing with the password files and brought over the accounts, but its not working right, no email is getting to the accounts properly. im gunna ask the webhost to restart the email tomorrow maybe that might work, but is this gunna work or not?
     
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