Transfer from Remote cPanel Account

benito

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Hello!

I like to know if the option "Transfer from Remote cPanel Account" do any change or modification on the remote server. I only need to copy the account as a backup and want to keep everything working on the remote server.

Thanks
 
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Spirogg

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Transfer from Remote cPanel Account
- I think that is used to move a cpanel account to a new server

Transfer from Remote cPanel Account
The Transfer from Remote cPanel Account option lets you transfer a cPanel account from a remote server’s archive file. To perform a remote transfer, select the Transfer from Remote cPanel Account option and perform the following steps:

  1. In the Remote Server section, enter the server’s IP address or hostname. If you use a hostname, you must include a valid top level domain (TLD) in the domain’s name.
  2. In the Remote username section, enter cPanel account’s username on the remote server.
  3. In the Remote password section, enter the cPanel account’s password on the remote server.
  4. In the IP Address section, select whether to assign a dedicated IP address to the cPanel account on your server. Your server must have at least one available IP address to assign a dedicated IP address.
  5. Click Transfer. The Account Restore interface will appear. The system begins the account restoration process. You can use this interface to monitor the restoration progress.

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I use this below:
in terminal you can use this
Code:
/scripts/pkgacct cpanel-username
so if the cpanel account username is boshmith you would use
Code:
/scripts/pkgacct boshmith
to copy the whole cpanel account including mail database etc etc.

then you can find it in your root /home directory on the server.
Code:
rootserver# /home
it will be named cpmove-boshmith.tar.gz using my example above..

then I SSH to server via window computer or mac

I use Bitvise SSH Client to download that file and keep it on my home computer. also leaving that copy on my server as well.

hope that helps.
 
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benito

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Thanks Spirogg, i do it that way very ofthen. In this case I do not have root or ssh access to the account. Only have cPanel access and no cooperation from the other host.

The customer want us to make a copy and I was thinking to use "Transfer from Remote cPanel Account", then make the regular backup on my own server. But I need to be sure this Transfer method don't do anything in the remote server like change the DNS zone or put the account in suspension or something else.

ps. The account don't have the backup tools available in his cPanel UI.