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migration homedir.tar

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by burd, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. burd

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    I ran a full backup from the user account and I uploaded it to the new server. Do I have to extract homedir.tar to the home directory? Does this contain all the public_html files. I'm having a rough time since the site is so large.

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    Hello,

    Yes, the tarball should have the public_html files in it. But if you are moving an account between cPanel servers, why can't you try the cPanel transfer scripts. Since you have the backup file on the destination server, move that file to /home and run /scripts/restorepkg <username> where user name is the cPanel user name of the account you wanted to move.

    You can do the same task via WHM as well. Use the restore account feature.

    It is better to use the cPanel restore features, rather than a manual account restore!

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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