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SOLVED Moving account to new harddrive

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by crag364, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. crag364

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    Hi,

    I currently have an account which is nearly 2tb in size on /home2/ and I wish to move it to a new harddrive I have already set up on /home3/. I have already used rsync to copy the data from the one drive to the other. Could you give me a list of files I need to edit to point it to the new directory? I did not want to try the rearrange account function in whm due to the time it would take, and that it would probally not be able to handle such a large website.

    Thanks in advance,

    Craig
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hello Craig,

    Does the 2TB of usage come from files that must remain available at all times? If not, the better approach here is to temporarily move the bulk of the 2TB of usage out of the account's home directory, use WHM >> Rerarrange An Account to move the account to the new location, and then move the "moved files" to the correct path that corresponds with the new location.

    Thank you.
     
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    Ok thanks that will probally work I will give it a try.
     
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    Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks!
     
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    So I have now succesfully moved my site over to my new harddrive and everything is working as it should. The issue I have now is that I need to remove my old drive because its costing money and its empty except the symlinks are there. How do I move these to another location so I can get the drive removed from my server?

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    Ignore my last message, I had to do some changes on my site and now its all good. Thanks for your help all.
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    I'm glad to see it worked out. I've marked this thread as solved.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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