Cpmove Account Move from One server to another in Cpanel 3

November 9th, 2010 admin Location: Raleigh, NC, Topic: Web Design | Digital Media


Move your cpanel accounts from one server to another fast. Here is how

Login into your whm and navigate to Main -> Transfers -> Copy multiple accounts/packages from another server

Enter your source server details including Server IP, SSH port and root password

That’s it.

However, let’s say that you don’t have Cpanel version 3 in one or both of your servers and therefore you need to do this manually. Then proceed as follows:

      Log into your source server via SSH:

      # ssh root@
      Backup the account you want to move. NOTE: the backup file will be placed in the /home directory named: cpmove-.tar.gz

      # /scripts/pkgacct "account username"
      Using SCP copy the backup file to the destination server:

      # scp cpmove-"account username".tar.gz root@
      Log into your destination server via SSH:

      # ssh root@
      Execute the restore command to create the account:

      # /scripts/restorepkg "account username"

That’s it you should have a shiny copy of your account in your destination server.

Now if you want to be tidy, make sure you delete both backups in source and destination servers.

When sure (I mean this, when sure) that everything is working as intended, remove your previous account from the source server.


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Alex Centeno MBA., Es un director creativo y estratega de medios digitales reconocido internacionalmente. En la actualidad reside a tan solo minutos del Research Triangle Park (RTP) - Carolina del Norte, y con más de 10 años de entrenamiento y experiencia en marketing interactivo, Alex lidera a los clientes internacionales de Merkados™ para maximizar sus estrategias de negocios en línea. Una de las mayores fortalezas de Alex es su capacidad global de combinar de manera efectiva, mercadeo interactivo, diseño de medios digitales y desarrollo web.

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