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What Is Portable From One cPanel To Another

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  • quietFinn
    In Feb 2020 i will be moving from a shared host to the dedi server. What should i back up of cPanel that i can port over to the new install? I dont have root access on the shared server but of course i will on the dedi.

    All you need is to make a full backup of your cPanel account in the shared hosting, and download it to your computer. Then you upload it to your dedicated server and as root you are able to restore the full backup.
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  • durangod
    @quietFinn - hi thanks for the reply, so your talking about a normal cpanel backup, see image.. that one, just run that and then DL the tar to my PC as i normally do with those. And then i can restore the cpanel with root access on the other server, that easy huh... :)
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  • quietFinn
    @quietFinn - hi thanks for the reply, so your talking about a normal cpanel backup, see image.. that one, just run that and then DL the tar to my PC as i normally do with those. And then i can restore the cpanel with root access on the other server, that easy huh... :)

    Yes you click that Backup and in the next page Download a Full Account Backup, and when it's ready you download it.
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  • keat63
    I'm also interested to learn what moves over. i'm possibly going for a server upgarde in January, I'm stuggling to get my head around how it would work.
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  • durangod
    I do those kinds of backups all the time, i also compress my public_html and download it seperately as a precaution. Yes it will be interesting to see how the admin ui for the dedi install will handle this. I am curious if it gives you options of what you want to use and not use. In other words i dont want the public html to be done, i can do that myself, and i may not need the DNS because i will be using cloudflare so there is no reason for local DNS. However i do want the email addresses, but i dont want any configurations to be moved over from the shared server that will mess up the dedi install. So there are lots of questions for sure, if it allows you to itemize what you want and dont want then i think it should go fine. :)
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  • quietFinn
    I do those kinds of backups all the time, i also compress my public_html and download it seperately as a precaution. Yes it will be interesting to see how the admin ui for the dedi install will handle this. I am curious if it gives you options of what you want to use and not use. In other words i dont want the public html to be done, i can do that myself, and i may not need the DNS because i will be using cloudflare so there is no reason for local DNS. However i do want the email addresses, but i dont want any configurations to be moved over from the shared server that will mess up the dedi install. So there are lots of questions for sure, if it allows you to itemize what you want and dont want then i think it should go fine. :)

    When you restore the Full Backup you can not skip public_html, so it will be restored. If you don't need it you can just delete it after restoration. However you can exclude public_html in the Full Backup, instructions here:
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  • keat63
    My issue relates to a whole server migration. Old Server............. been running for 6 years, been fine tuned, tweaked, has 3rd party software etc. As well as 10 domains. New Server ................ Will this be a virgin install? Will I have to recreate all the tweaks again. Will I have to reinstall CSF, MOD Security, Maldet, Clamd. Choose which verion of FTP I need, or the apache build etc. Only after this I could consider migrating the users and domains ???????
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  • cPanelLauren
    Moving from a shared host to a dedicated, you would only be able to move your site data over @durangod so the data that is included in a full backup. @keat63 I believe I answered your questions in your thread on this but do let me know there if I've missed anything. When you're running a dedicated server there are many more considerations to take into account than the migration from shared to dedicated.
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