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Moving From CentOS 5 to CentOS 6 ... what folders to keep everything?

Discussion in 'Migrate to cPanel' started by mchype14, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. mchype14

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    Hi,

    I am trying to rsync my vps that is running CentOS 5.7 over to a new vps which is running CentOS 6.2

    What are all the files and folders that I would need to rsync over to the new server to keep the entire cPanel/WHM installation working, and what folder/files should i NOT include so I wouldn't screw up the entire CentOS 6.2 installation?

    any ideas?
     
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    Hello,

    As per my knowledge following files and folders you need to copy (rsync from current to another server)
    Please correct me if I am wrong or missed something.
     
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    Hello :)

    Ideally, you should use the transfer tools available in Web Host Manager to migrate the accounts over to the new server. Manually transferring the files/directories is not supported, and has the potential to cause several problems.

    Thank you.
     
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    OK, so transfer tools is best.... but what about moving the plugins and such... those have custom settings and would be a pain in the butt to transfer every single one, and reconfigure them....

    is there a way i can transfer those without breaking them? or is that the same situation?
     
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    Also... is there a way to transfer the apache config files? That would also be a pain to setup again...
     
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    The following post contains useful information on transferring Apache configuration files:

    Re: Process for Moving WHM/cPanel Server to New Hardware

    As far as plugins, it would depend on the specific plugin you are using. It's likely you could reinstall the plugin and copy over the configuration file. However, it would be a good idea to consult with the developer before doing so.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks. I'll take a look into it.
     
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