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URGENT! URGENT! WHM restore questions. Reward waiting for you!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ganga, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Ganga

    Ganga Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends of the forum.

    My host claims that my server has been launching DOS attacks and therefore they unplugged it.

    Because I have a few hours only to restore things before the great majority of my customers will resume working I ordered a RHE new cPanel build on the same server, having the old drive with RH 9.0 mounted as a slave.

    I am aware that I am going to waste hours restoring everything and I am seriously concerned that I will have issues with Cpanel's and email accounts passwords.

    The server is now up and running and configured with resolvers, name servers and basic settings.

    Is there a quick way I can make tarballs of some directories from the old drive and extract them to the new one so that I can save hours upon hours of work?

    I mean not just the /home but all the configurations needed such as passwords, account quotas, account IDS...

    Would a tarball of /etc and /home do?

    Are there any other dirs I need to make tarballs of where other important config files are kept?

    Are there any special switches to use apart from the usual -xzvf to ensure things will be overwritten for definite?

    Would I incur into any conflicts between RH 9.0 and RHE if I do that?

    Please if there is a way may I have a checklist from someone.

    I offer a 200 Mb hosting account to anyone who will help me.

    Many thanks!!

    Ganga
     
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

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    I dont want hosting.. $$ will do tho.

    if you have backups of your user accounts... copy them (tarballs's) to your home directory

    and then one by one execute the following script.

    /scripts/restorepkg username

    or something like that...

    however id re-configure the main parts of the server first.

    that will restore all your user accounts as they were as of the last backup.

    however.. if you dont have backups ... HAVE FUN :D

    oh and you should probably hire someone to do security for ya... atleast the basic stuff, I do basic stuff for $29 one time or $39 /month with support.
     
  3. Ganga

    Ganga Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate, I'd like to get in touch with you, I'm going to contact you now by Yahoo! Messenger.

    Thanks
     
    #3 Ganga, Sep 29, 2004
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    StevenC Well-Known Member

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    Was the server root compromised? In most cases you can clean up the server with out a os reinstall as most of the time its just script kiddies excuting scripts.
     
  5. Ganga

    Ganga Well-Known Member

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    No, root access was not compromised at all.

    I just have now a plain RHE installation and ALL the old files mounted as /slave

    Thanks
     
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    Sheldon Well-Known Member

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    im logged in..

    add me user id is overcast9d
     
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    Sorry to hear about that Ganja!
     

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