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Migrating from server A to server B Technical questions..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ramystyle, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. ramystyle

    ramystyle Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2004
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    I have some questions about migrating from server A to server B.
    I ahve followed a tutorial on

    I was wondering couple of things:
    - Copying accounts using WHM + RSYNC is better then just RSYNC ?
    - When I finished copying all accounts into the new server (B), I need to RSYNC all in case something change while copying.
    The first RSYNC used is:
    "for user in `cat /home/tomove`; do rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDSERVERIP:/home/$user/ /home/$user; done"
    Not sure to understand the /home/tomove. What is suppose to be this directory? Should I replace this by /cpanel/users ?
    Those rsync command lines, I enter them one by one? I mean I wait until the first rsync is done (the home/users) before running the /var/cpanel one.

    - Is the list of rsync complete?
    for user in `cat /home/tomove`; do rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDSERVERIP:/home/$user/ /home/$user; done
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/var/cpanel /var/cpanel
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/var/lib/mysql /var/lib/mysql
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/etc/valiases /etc/valiases
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/etc/vdomainaliases /etc/vdomainaliases
    rsync -avuz -e ssh root@OLDserverIP:/etc/vfilters /etc/vfilters

    - My 2 dns / are now pointing to old ip. I change them to point to new server IP at the end? Once the whole rsync is done?

    I am new to this and I just want to make sure I am on the right track

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