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Migrating buffer (remainded) emails from old server to new server, after DNS propagation completed.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by tinuzzo, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. tinuzzo

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    Hi there,

    I've read the existing threads and since I did not find a specific answer for a problem like mine, I am opening this new topic.

    Current situation:

    Migrated during the week-end a dedicated server from old datacenter and provider to new dc and provider. Both servers use cPanel. Techs did the physical migration using cpanel move feature.

    All emails were moved from that moment in time. Yesterday I triggered the DNS records change and they started to propagate, now they are fully propagated.

    Problem:
    The emails that were received yesterday and tonight on the old server, before the DNS change could kick in, are not visible (normally) on the new server.

    Solution?

    1. My host says there is no specific feature in cpanel to allow them to connect to the old server and only extract emails that were received after the migration took place, until the DNS propagated, so that buffer emails between the migration and dns sync.

    2. Is it possible that I login to the old server ftp and go to each domains mail folder and copy from there to my local PC and then re-upload to the new server?

    If this is possible:

    1. Which folders (paths) do I copy?
    2. In what order? cur/sent etc?

    The result should be that when connecting to their webmails the users should see on the new server the missing emails from yesterday.

    Do I make sense in what I explained? If not, please ask questions and I will try to further detail my case.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Re: Migrating buffer (remainded) emails from old server to new server, after DNS propagation complet

    Thanks!
    I did it manually after all by FTP :)
     
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