migration to new cPanel server, newer OS, same provider

jimlongo

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As the topic says, I'm moving from one VPS to another with the same provider.
I'm doing this to move from CentOS 5.1 to 6.4

Can you give me directions for this?


Can I use the following method?

1. WHM > Backup
2. scp the backups to the new server
3. and use WHM > Restore after the transfer


Any other things I need to be aware of?
Do I need to manually move SSL certificates?
What's the best way to handle IPs, I assume they will be giving me new ones.

Thanks.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

I suggest setting up the new server with different IP addresses at first. This will allow you to obtain a trial license for cPanel, which you can use when transferring the accounts to the new server. The transfer itself can be completed using the "Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages from Another Server" option, which is documented at:

Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages from Another Server

Once the accounts have been transferred, you can add the original IP addresses to the new server, and then use the IP Migration Wizard to convert the accounts back their original IP:

IP Migration Wizard

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jimlongo

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Thanks. Wouldn't the provider have cPanel licenses to use for the transfer?
 

jimlongo

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In terms of the backup, WHM>Backup
compressed | uncompressed

System Files
Databases - per Account

and other than juggling cron times and days how do i get the backup to run "now"?


OR is there a command line method that's recommended?


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cPanelMichael

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I recommend using "Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages from Another Server" to transfer the accounts instead of the backup/restore method. However, if you are just backing up the accounts as a failsafe, you can use the following command to force a generation of backups:

Code:
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --force
Thank you.