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    I have a reseller with over 30 clients. How hard would it be to move my and everyones account to a new server?

  • #2
    Depends on what you are moving to and from and how comfortable you are with the CLI.

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    • #3
      I'm moving to another reseller from a reseller.
      The new server has the same web space, more bandwidth, and pretty much same features.
      CLI = Common Line Interface?

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      • #4
        If the new server has WHM/Cpanel, you can just copy the accounts via WHM to the new server very easily.

        I prefer doing it all manually myself just to be safe, but i know many people that used WHM to copy accounts from one server, to another with no problems at all...
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        • #5
          They both have WHM and cPanel.

          So I don't have backup every single database and restore them on the new server? It'll automatically copy over?

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          • #6
            I would tell your clients backup their database just to be safe, but when you copy the accounts with WHM you really dont' have to worry about issues.
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            • #7
              Ok. That's a big relief.
              thanks.

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              • #8
                One thing to keep in mind is that WHM is not a 100% effective method of transfer for the accounts. If the accounts are rather large, have a great deal of files or have a large MySQL database attached, WHM has been known to freeze as the browser will only attempt for so long.

                With that, I've easily transferred websites with 2-4GB+ of data via WHM. It probably would have been quicker using command line and SCP, although WHM does port 99% of all data whereas with SCP you'd transfer a set of files, then the backup and so forth.

                It really depends on how much data we're talking about as to how smooth it'll all go.

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                • #9
                  I'd generate full backups for each of the clients and import them after moving them via ftp/wget etc.

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                  • #10
                    I don/t trust WHM to copy my accounts over either, i do them all manually.
                    All the files and databases. It just much safer that way..
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                    • #11
                      Generating a fullbackup yourself is generally safe. I prefer to let it do what it can. After having to move databases, and files of 10gb+ I like to get whatever I can automated

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                      • #12
                        FWIW worth I moved 10 domains from one server to another using WHM. Worked flawlessly.
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                        • #13
                          When you are moving servers and softwares missmatch it can be problems (mysql for example.)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zachery
                            When you are moving servers and softwares missmatch it can be problems (mysql for example.)
                            I sure found that out the hard way , i lost my database and had to start over last month.. I didnt mind losing the posts so much, i just hated to lose all my members
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