wshyang

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Hi,

So, I understand that the pkgacct script can be used backup cPanel accounts and transfer them to another cPanel host easily.

However, reading the docs here, I actually got a little stumped by this userbackup option.

What does it do actually?

All this while I have been using pkgacct <username> to backup accounts, however, I do require the data within to be easily accessible for restoration onto another host (which might not be cPanel based).

Should I use the userbackup option?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The primary difference here is the name of the archive. If you use the "--userbackup" flag, you will notice the archive is named something to the effect of:

# backup-5.14.2013_16-53-50_username.tar.gz

This will allow a user to upload the backup within cPanel for restoration. Using the "--userbackup" flag does not format the files or directories within the archive differently.

Thank you.