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Methods to transfer large accounts

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  • ffeingol
    If you don't mind spending a little money, you might want to look at JetBackup V4 and their clone option: Create New Clone Job " JetBackup Documentation documentation That sounds like what you are looking for. It's still going to take a bit as you have to re-do the database no matter what, but it should be pretty fast on the file system files.
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  • andrew.n
    Using the transfer tool in WHM and live transfer aka express transfer you can do the transfer seamlessly and once this is completed the website will be automatically forwarded to the new server. With such a big account before the transfer you should definitely increase the timeout value to a higher one. If you have local gigabit connection then the transfer itself should be fast however zipping and extracting the account could take a bit :( (that depends on the CPU and the drives you have) I think the best way would be transfer tool as manually moving the files could be messy especially with databases, email accounts etc etc..
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  • ffeingol
    On a side note (with any rsync tool you use) if you have a large number of little files (think mailboxes in mdir format) that can take a very long time. It does not matter how fast your connection is, rsync is slow with lots of little files. The next limiting factor will be the speed of the drives in the two servers.
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    I like all of the thoughts provided here. Transfer Tool does use rsync, but if you already have a compressed backup of the account you'd like to move you could manually move just that file over with rsync and perform a restore through WHM >> Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file. If you have questions on anything that hasn't been covered just let me know!
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  • outpostmm
    Is that referring to the Transfer or Restore a cPanel Account tool? All I would have to do is copy the backup file to /home or /root, or others, correct?
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    If you copy the file to /home, that's where you'd want to use the Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file" tool. More details on that can be found here:
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  • outpostmm
    OK, it looks like that interface was removed in WHM 90, and we're running a later version. The note on the top of that page says it was the one I was looking at. I'll copy the file from the backup NAS to the local filesystem and give that tool a shot.
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    Ah, yeah, it's been renamed to 'Transfer or Restore a cPanel Account' - 10+ years of habit is hard to break!
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