Hello, everyone! I first just wanted to start off by thanking cPanel for a sweet product that I enjoy using and "admin'ing." I am a system admin at a webhost and have come across a problem and I must reach out to cPanel and the community. Essentially, I am working on some automation for account moves, and the problem is when restoring a cPanel package using the --ip=18.104.22.168 argument - the feature seems to fail a lot of the time. Quick overview: when restoring an account package with the syntax mentioned below, hypothetically cPanel will restore the account directly onto the IP specified with the --ip argument, as well as install the SSL cert [if any] included in the package: Code: /scripts/restorepkg --ip=22.214.171.124 /home/cpmove-userna5.tar.gz The problem is that this does not always work. I took it upon myself to figure out at least what circumstances determine when --ip will fail, if not exactly why it fails. I will try to explain this as clearly as possible. When it will work the --ip= option will always work when used during the first account restore after it's initial creation. For example: - I create the account userna5 on serverA - Add IP 126.96.36.199 to serverA - Change userna5's IP to 188.8.131.52 - Install SSL onto the account userna5 Then... - Package up userna5 - Send the cpmove file to serverB - Remove 184.108.40.206 from serverA, add it to serverB, rearp IP - Restore the account on serverB with the following command: Code: /scripts/restorepkg --ip=220.127.116.11 /home/cpmove-userna5.tar.gz SUCCESS!!! The account, userna5 has now been successfully restored onto serverB exactly the way that it needs to be. It was installed directly onto 18.104.22.168 along with the SSL. I have tested this process dozens of times and it succeeds without error every single time; however, When it fails Any subsequent moves from this point will fail!!! From now on, any time userna5 is packaged up and moved to another server, "--ip=" will fail. It will restore the account itself; however, the account's IP will be the shared IP and there will be no SSL installed. "--ip=" only seems to work for the first subsequent move after the account was created. Once the account has been moved once, no subsequent uses of "--ip=" will work properly. Has this happened to you? What I am currently doing upon submitting this thread is scouring the files and contents a cpmove file from an account that came to existence via actual account creation and comparing with the files and contents of a cpmove file of an account that came to existence via a prior /scripts/restorepkg. If anyone out there has every come across this issue, please shed some light on the scene. Did you ever figure out what variable determines "--ip=" to fail? If so, did you figure out a fix? Is this a bug in cPanel due to improper testing or am I just missing something? Furthermore, I implore everyone to try what I'm talking about and see for themselves: - Create a new account - Change Site's IP to a dedicated IP - Install SSL - Package it up - Restore it with --ip= and see it work - Try sending it back or to another server the exact same way you just did it and watch it fail My brothers and sisters I am in dire need for clear guidance - endless thanks to all of you who read this and gave thought.