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unpark a domain and change to addon keeping emails and data from parked

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by StevenD, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. StevenD

    StevenD Member

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    I have a major problem, that I just cannot think how to fix..

    I have an account on my WHM/Cpanel which has a parked domain, and it has to be changed to an Addon domain.

    This is because I need an SSL installed on the main and the parked domain, and I am told this can only be done on a main and addon domain, not main and parked

    The problem for me, is that the parked domain has 70+ email accounts on it

    Unparking the domain will I believe delete all the data, emails atc

    How can I change the parked domain, into an addon domain, without loosing all my emails and data from the parked domain?

    Any help or suggestion is appreciated

    Steven
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Administrator
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    Howdy,

    Before you do anything MAKE BACKUPS!

    /Disclaimer

    So you can always copy the mail folders and password file from ~/mail and ~/etc/domain.tld/ and move it over to a full account. Otherwise you could manually attach the ssl certificate via an include in /usr/local/apache/conf/includes/post_virtualhost_2.conf. I know both of these stink but they could do what you're looking for.

    Thanks!
     
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    sneader Well-Known Member

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    Agree on making a backup first!

    That said, I think if you are fairly quick, you won't lose the email accounts. i.e. remove the parked domain, and immediately add it back as an add-on domain.

    You could test this by creating a test account, add a test parked domain, add a couple test email accounts, wait to let it all bake (15 mins?) and then try to remove the parked domain, and add it back as an add-on, and see what happens.

    Or go big and just try it live, knowing you have a backup to restore. :)

    Let us know how it goes!

    - Scott
     
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