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Restoring Cpanel backup when the cpmove file is already on new server?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by agent47, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. agent47

    agent47 Registered

    Apr 30, 2011
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    Ok guys here's the thing.

    Since I had to move servers due to financial reason, I basically generated a Full backup of my site from my previous server and asked a friend of mine who has a good internet connection to download it since it was a large file. So today I moved to the new server and asked him to upload the cpmove. file onto the new server.
    And now the issue is that since the file already exists on the new server I need to restore it. And since the "homedir.tar" is not a .zip or a .gz I can't seem to simply extract it to public_html
    So now my question is how do I restore this backup since it already resides on the new server. Please help me out here. I googled this and alot of forums keep talking about WHM and scripts. Honestly, I don't know what any of that means so please someone be generous enough to provide me with a solution in basic language so that I can get my forums back in running order ASAP.

    P.S: I don't see anything that has the initials WHM or the word Web Host manager on my CPanel interface.

    I hope I have made myself clear.

    Thanking you guys in advance.
  2. ChrisRHS

    ChrisRHS Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2006
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    Hello there,

    You need to contact your host with regards to restoring a full backup, as it must be done by them, as it sounds like you just have cPanel access, and not WHM access. Alternatively, you can extract the archive and restore things manually.

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