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Transfer E-Mail accounts of parked domains into a new cPanel account?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by lorio, Apr 27, 2017.

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  1. lorio

    lorio Well-Known Member

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    Is there a clever way to move E-Mail-accounts of a parked domain into a new account? Any export/import workaround to move accounts including passwords into a new account?

    I have an account with three domains (two are parked). I can create a new account and want to move the parked to domain to the new account. I want to avoid recreating the accounts by hand and assigning new passwords as well. Any workaround available?
     
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    Thanks for your answer. I'm aware of this thread.

    The only approach to prevent this seems to be:
    1. Backup of whole account.
    2. Restore Backup on a cPanelserver without connection to DNS cluster to prevent messup.
    3. Change account’s primary domain name to the parked domain after removing that parked domain.
    4. Remove stuff from former primary domain (e.g. mailfolders).
    5. Export Backup.
    6. Restore Backup onto cPanel server with DNS cluster.
    The time gap where emails/website data is changing on the old parked domain still would demand a resync.
    The legacy stuff from the backup/restore action might be another reason to do it from scratch and just to a imap sync.

    Not sure what will happen when you just switch the primary domain and do a account transfer. And after that switch primary account backup and modify the DNS cluster records to ensure the split between the accounts on DNS level.

    Sometimes it would be nice to have a account transfer option which will assign different domains on the destination account.
    Would allow tests without causing chaos in the DNSCluster.
     
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    Hello,

    Note the following in the Aliases document:

    Thus, you could delete the alias, and then add the domain name back to the same account as an Addon domain name. Once you do that, simply use the following option in WHM:

    Convert Addon Domain to Account - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    You may also want to vote and add feedback to the following feature request:

    Convert Parked Domain to it's own cPanel account

    Thank you.
     
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