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Recreate Accounts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cfsdigital-frankie, May 8, 2008.

  1. cfsdigital-frankie

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    Hi I ran into major disk faliure i lost ton of data but was lucky to have /home on another disk

    i have old backup of /etc/ --minus httpd (apache)

    is it possible to recreate cpanel accounts with some of the older files in /etc/
     
  2. DaveUsedToWorkHere

    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    Most of the cPanel account data is in /home/ and /var/cpanel/. Is /var still ok?
     
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    /home/ and /etc/ and /var/lib/mysql are ok rest of var is gone..
     
  4. DaveUsedToWorkHere

    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty unlikely that you'll be able to recreate the accounts with any degree of accuracy without at least /var/cpanel/users (stores the definition of their account)

    However, it's probably better to recreate the accounts anyways to not be hit with unexpected errors later. You'll be able to recreate the accounts by referring /home/ for their usernames, the rest of their info will likely have to come from your billing records as /var/cpanel/users/ would have told you what plans / features they had access to.
     
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