refueledinc

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I'm migrating a cpanel server to a new cpanel server using the Transfer Tool

1. I transfer the cpanel account to the new server using the Transfer Tool as root

2. On the new server, I test and fix any issue with site loading that might occur such as php errors due to different php versions

3. Some time has passed since the Transfer Tool migration has happened and new emails have been delivered to the old server.

4. I'd like to migrate those emails to the new server without having to do another whole account transfer.

5. Can I simply use rsync on the /home/username/mail/ directory from the old server to the new server? If not, does cpanel have a script to re-sync email only?
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! That's exactly correct - an rsync of that directory would be the best way to go.

Alternatively, depending on both server's configuration, Live Transfer will configure proxies on the Source server to automatically point things over to the Destination so there is no downtime or missed services at all.
 

refueledinc

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Using the rsync method, if there are new emails on both the new server and old sever and I rsync, will the emails be merged or will the sync just copy over the data from the old server and overwrite anything new on the new server?
 

refueledinc

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Using the rsync method, if there are new emails on both the new server and old sever and I rsync, will the emails be merged or will the sync just copy over the data from the old server and overwrite anything new on the new server?