Transfer Accounts from another Server


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Oct 4, 2003
I learned a hard lesson today... and that is to never change a username when using the Transfer Accounts from Another Server tool.

The problem with this is, it will change the cPanel username on the new server, but the databases will still start with the old username.

Transferring account "christmas" from the old server.
Choose to change the account name to "halloween"

The user halloween is created on the new server, but the databases are still named:

Now why is this such a problem? Let's say you accidentally drop a table in one of the databases a few days later... So the first thing you do is run for the backups...

Here's where the real problem is... the backup halloween.tar.gz does not have the christmas_phpBB.sql