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Migrating to clean cpanel from a hacked server

Discussion in 'Security' started by cfconcepts, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. cfconcepts

    cfconcepts Registered

    Sep 14, 2010
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    I am about to start migrating sites to a clean install of cpanel. I do not have any backup files from the old hacked server but I do have access to the old harddrive. It is mounted on the new server as a drive.

    I have found articles such as
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    Is there any other articles or advice you would recommend? I know I cannot do a copy on everything because it was a hacked server. I hope to be able to copy over site files, dns files, mail etc and enough of the cpanel config files so nobody has to enter in the 1000+ email accounts and all the domains etc.

    Thank you,

  2. garrettp

    garrettp Well-Known Member

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    I've used the rsync of specific directories a number of times and it has worked very well. You of course cannot guarantee that you're not coying over any hacked files, so be aware of that going forward and be sure to implement proper security measures on the new install (firewall, bruteforce detection, rootkit checker, etc.).
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