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New Hard Drives - New OS - Old cPanel Data?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flipside, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. flipside

    flipside Registered

    Oct 17, 2004
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    One of the servers which I have unlimited physical access to needs new hard drives and with it a fresh OS install (new version but same OS). Now this is a cpanel server so what's the best way to get all the cpanel user data, configs, and so forth restored?

    I'm thinking I will:

    1: Swap old drive A with new drive A.

    2: Remove old drive B.

    3: Install OS of choice.

    4: Install cPanel as normal.

    5: Hookup old drive A to the same machine via second IDE channel.

    6: Boot and mount old drive A just to copy over cPanel configs and important user data using rsync?

    7: Remove old drive A from second IDE channel and replace with new drive B.

    That's about it?

    Ok if I'm on the right track above what data needs to be transferred? I did a search on here and didn't find anything exactly pertaining to my situation. Some info was helpful but I wanted to clarify. If any of you who work in a DC and have experience with this would be willing to shed some light on this I would be very greatful. Thanks for your time.
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess

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