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Transferring website

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kempes, Aug 28, 2002.

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  1. kempes

    kempes Active Member

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    Hi,

    I would like to transfer some websites from one cpanel server to another.
    I'll do the following:
    - SSH to server 1 and backup the /home/userid and related mysql databases
    - Open WHM on server 2
    - Start to copy the web site (Account Copy Link)
    - Open WHM on server 1
    - Terminate the website
    - Add DNS Zone of myclientdomain.com which points to Server 2 IP
    - Restart name servers on server 1
    - Update the nameservers for the domain at its registrar

    Will the transfer go smoothly? Or do I miss some steps here?
     
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    I just use the COPY account feature and things work out great for me.. (well in most of the cases atleast.. ;-) )
     
  3. madaboutlinux

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    Correct, you can use Copy Account Feature from WHM. You will have to login to Server2 WHM, Click on Transfers >> Copy an account from another server with account password.
    OR
    You can also copy a account from shell. Do the following :-
    1) Login to server1
    2) Execute the command :- /scripts/pkgacct username
    A username.tar.gz file will be created. Copy the file on Server2 using Ftp or scp
    3) Login to server2.
    4) Move the .tar.gz file in /home
    5) /scripts/restorepkg username

    The above steps will copy your account to server2. Give it a try
     
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    madaboutlinux Well-Known Member

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    As you have to move multiple accounts, you can try the option "Copy multiple accounts from another server" under "Transfers" section.
    You will also have to update the nameservers for the domains at the registrar end.
     
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    Murtaza_t Well-Known Member

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    You have replied a post that is almost 2.5 year old.
     
  6. JimboJ40

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    lol - poor guy waited some time for a reply huh! lol

    all good info though ! :)
     
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