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Transferring accounts to reseller server



  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    Hey there!  The individual partial backups wouldn't move the FTP users.  Are you not able to just create a full backup using the tool like this?

    That would be the full cpmove file that your host mentioned, and they could restore that with just one click after you coordinate the time.

  • vincentg

    Yeah I can do that, and my new host seems happy to work with me to import the files. It's all about timing though. I have some clients who have their domain hosted elsewhere and if we don't "sync watches" to update the DNS when I migrate the site it can cause issues. One specific client gets a LOT of mail and even a few hours of downtime could cause them real problems.

    So far what I have been doing is creating the home directory, databases and email backups and just manually creating MySQL users and assigning them based on website config files... The only thing client seems to lose is their FTP accounts and I'm surprised now few clients even have them. They just seem to use the auto-installers then log in to WordPress or Joomla.

    Thank for your help :-) 

  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    Are you able to lower the TTL in the DNS zone a few days ahead of time?  That would ensure there is only a few minutes propagation time when you make the switch.


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