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Upgrading to Centos 6 from 5

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tdivito, May 14, 2012.

  1. tdivito

    tdivito Registered

    Jan 19, 2011
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    I'm working on how I am going to upgrade my hosted VPS running cpanel and Centos 5 to 6. The hosting company I have has told me they would do this by erasing my current server entirely, and installing Centos 6 from scratch. They said I will need to back everything up, and restore all of my user accounts at that time. The problem is that I have a bunch of large client folders (many GB each) and don't have enough bandwidth where I live to download and upload all the clients in a timely manor. I was thinking about purchasing a second VPS for a month from the same company, so that I have access to the files locally on their servers so once Centos6 is done, I can just move everything back quickly. My question is 1. does anyone have a better way of doing this? and 2. if not, does anyone see any problems with using cpanel's transfer tools to move the accounts to and from temporary server?

  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Your web hosting provider is correct that it's recommended to install CentOS 6 on a clean server. Upgrading directly to CentOS 6 from a previous version can cause conflicts with the system packages. Transferring the accounts to a temporary server is a good idea as it makes it easier to simply move them back the original server when CentOS/cPanel are reinstalled.

    Thank you.
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