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Use Cpanel b/up to x-fer to another host ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mccmikey, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. mccmikey

    mccmikey Member

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    G'day :)

    Consise form:

    Old Host: Cpanel -> Backup Site -> FTP -> (New host or temp space)
    New Host: [WHM set domain, package = oldhost] -> Cpanel -> Restore a Home backup -> URL ??

    Long Form:

    I have a site on my current host. I can back it up succcessfully, and use FTP to point it to the new host. But once it's there, I cannot simply restore the file as it goes in to a subdirectory (understandably) - however the fact that the backup restores successfully confirms that the tar file was intact.

    Is there any way I can do the following:

    1. - Perform the backup, and FTP to some temporary site, where the backup file will then be available by FTP

    2. - Create the new account in WHM

    3. - Choose "Restore a Home directory" and instead of browsing for a local file, give it the URL.

    Being a dial-up user, it is not practical for me to browse for a local, 300mb file.

    Am I way off course here? Back in an earlier release of cPanel I once clicked on a backup file by mistake, and it overwrote my entire site - but it doesn't seem to work that way any more. (A good thing in some ways *grin*)

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  2. mccmikey

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    It didn't quite work that way. Apart from other complications, there was no way to import the passwords (shadow) to the new account. I'll post a howto shortly...

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    You could untar the backup via the file manager in cpanel and copy the subdirectories within the backup to the appropriate locations.

    I am still looking forward to seeing your How-to tho... :)
     
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