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Transfer tool new behavior?

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  • cPWilliamL
    Hi @albertus, Are you sure that Express Transfer wasn't selected? Transfer Tool - Documentation - cPanel Documentation
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  • albertus
    Hi William, Yes. This is the output on the right side (the "RESTORE" side) that shows Express Transfer is off. At the moment, the transfer wasn't finished, and the IP was already changed. Starting "RESTORE" for "Account" "noticia6". Restore File: /home/cpmove-noticia6.tar.gz.part00001 Restore Reseller Privs: yes Restricted mode: no Express mode: no Target "/home" on host "xxxx.xxxxxx.xxxx" has 3.11 TB free and requires at least 941.64 MB free, which includes space for temporary files. Target "/home" on host "xxxx.xxxxxx.xxxx" has 240,596,629 inodes free and requires at least 19,717 inodes free, which includes space for temporary files. ArchiveManager Preparing archive for restoration " Calculating disk space needed " Done. Target "/home/cpanelpkgrestore.TMP.work.vjuHKQaN/unsafe_to_read_archive" on host "xxxx.xxxxxx.xxxx" has 3.11 TB free and requires at least 3.46 MB free, which includes space for temporary files. This archive"s payload appears to be in the archive"s "cpmove-noticia6" directory. ArchiveManager The system successfully prepared the archive for restoration. PreRestoreActions PreRestoreActions Account Force Mode: no Dedicated IP Address: no Account Account created CpUser Restoring cPanel user file. Updating Caches " CpUser CpUser data restored IPAddress IPAddress Homedir Streaming Homedir from source server" receiving incremental file list
    Hi @albertus, Are you sure that Express Transfer wasn't selected?
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  • albertus
    Well, it turns out that Transfer Tool does that BY DESIGN - poor design if you ask me If both cPanel servers are configured with the same DNS cluster, the IP gets changed as soon as the destination server creates the account. So if you have to move large accounts from server to server, cPanel is still not ready for that. You'll have to: * Disable the DNS cluster to avoid the DNS zone to be changed. * Start the transfer (only one large account at the time...) * Once finished, change the IP to the new one * Enable the DNS cluster * Track if ANY user made changes to DNS (add account, add subdomain, change MX, add/remove/modify SPF, DKIM, etc) and perform the changes manually * Same steps for the next account, and so on... And if you care, contact cPanel to ask about internal case CPANEL-5687, although, they will for sure say "Unfortunately, it isn't possible to provide an ETA when this feature improvement will get incorporated into the cPanel software." Good luck
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  • cPanelMichael
    Hello, To update, it was determined the behavior reported as part of internal case CPANEL-5687 is functioning as designed because there's no staging capability with the "Transfer Tool" and DNS clustering. I encourage you to open a feature request if you'd like to see this type of functionality added to the product: Submit A Feature Request Thank you.
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