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Move an account from 2 servers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by danyb, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. danyb

    danyb Member PartnerNOC

    Jan 22, 2006
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    First of all sorry for my bad english writing, its not my first language ... And im writing you this msg with my iphone its doesnt help ;)

    I need to move a urge account 30 GB from a shared server to a dedicated one ...

    If im not wrong the cpanel procedure :

    - backup account
    -copy tar file to new server
    - restore backup

    Will take a long time +/- 6 hours and the problem is the owner of this account want a short downtime like all client but this one is a major league.

    What is the best procedure to move a urge account like that with a minimum of downtime ?

    I was thinking to do the cpanel procedure but rename the domain to and when we are ok to move only rsync the difference beteeen both account and rename the domain to the old one and give him back his ip ... But im not sure wjat files to rsync bd,mail,site,etc i dont want to miss a thing

    Thanks for your help


  2. ChrisRHS

    ChrisRHS Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2006
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    No matter which way you look at it, there is bound to be downtime (or a loss of data). I would create a full backup of the account on the current server, then rync the backup to the new server, and then do an account restore. Depending on the servers specs on each end, it may be only be around 2-6 hours.

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