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Move large domain to new server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by innovative2001, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. innovative2001

    innovative2001 Active Member

    Jun 5, 2006
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    When an account is too large to feasibly move using the web browser, kindly do the following to move the account :

    The setup :

    Domain :
    Username : dom

    make a temp directory on /home (i'll call it /home/cptemp/) where you can store the accounts files while copying.

    #mkdir /home/cptemp

    Almost all space for an account is in their public_html directory, so we'll want to tar and gzip it and move that over using scp.

    #cd /home/dom/
    #tar czvf public_html_dom.tgz public_html
    #mv public_html_dom.tgz /home/cptemp/
    #mv public_html /home/cptemp/

    Also often times large sites have large weblogs, which are packaged and transfered, so we take care of those as well :

    #cd /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
    #mv /home/cptemp/

    Now with these files in /home/cptemp/ , try moving the account over in WHM, hopefully it will succeed and set up the new account on the new server. Now we go back to /home/cptemp/ and scp the files to their new home,

    #scp public_html_dom.tgz (enter the root pass for the new server and let it copy the file over)

    #scp (do the same as above)

    Now go to the new server and unpack the two large files you just moved.

    #cd /home/dom/
    #tar xzvf public_html_dom.tgz
    #cd /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
    #gzip -d

    This should do it!

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