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Plesk Backup Transfer or Transload

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by livingearth, Dec 25, 2006.

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    Help! I have a group of sites (20) that I need to transfer to a new Plesk host. Is it possible to backup my entire account and reestablish on a new host. I have access only through dialup so it would be best if it can be done from server to server. I am looking at about 15 gigs or so including many databases..
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    Yes, Plesk has a migration manager :)
     
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    Ah yes that what I need to hear. Thanks Sunday Brew. I have not seen this from my reseller CP as yet. I assume it is something my host has not exactly given me access to...
     
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    You are not suppose to access Migration Manager if you are a reseller :D
     
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    So its common practice to disable a customers ability to migrate their site to a better host? Even more reason to move..
     
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    OK Lets try this approach..

    If I have a backup of my entire PLesk account on a remote repository...
    What steps do I need to take to reestablish this backup on a new Plesk Host?
     
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    It is not a common practice. It is been programmed not to let resellers to have the rights.

    Same goes for cPanel WHM, only root user can do cPanel to cPanel direct transfer.

    If you want to move, backup your account and download the file to your PC. Pass the file to your new host, I believe they can restore back for you.
     
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    Cool, so i assume saving it on the web would work as well.
    I am attempting to avoid the next to impossible task of downloading and reuploading via dialup.
     
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    Well Plesk has a feature where it will back up the complete site , in a special file as well and you can restore that to your new host

    I have a dedicated with plesk and I have the migration manager, so I agree with the above

    Just ask the host if they can help you move
     
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    hi

    PMM (plesk migration manager) is best solution , but i think ur current host will not give you access to that cause , only server admin should have access to that. Cause as far as my experience is, we cannot restrict the PMM to certain sites. That is if you have access to PMM you can migrate any site of server, so if you are on a shared server the admin will never give you access to PMM. So forget that… :)

    if you have a reseller account , and have access to manage the Domain limits , give ssh ( /bin/bash ) access to each Domain

    Shortest way is to

    give ssh details to new host to move the data to new host.
    also give them DB names DB user names , DB passwords so that new host can migrate Dbs as well ...

    this might not work for ur new host as it wil be much work for them to move all sites with DBS :)

    so best is DIY ( do it yourself)
    1) create all you domains on new host including DATABASES (batter to use same username and passwords)

    2) give ssh access to all domains at NEW HOST (/bin/bash)
    3) give ssh access to all domains at CURRENT HOAT (/bin/bash)
    4) use puty to access one domain with ftp user name and password .
    5) cd httpdocs
    6) mysqldump DATABASE_NAME > DATABASE.sql -u DBUSERNAME -p
    this till ask the DB password, on successfull password it will create a .sql file of DATABASE YOU MENTIONED, battrer to give a usefull name to sql file, (batter same as domain_name or same as orignal database name)

    7) use this command tar -zcvf httpdocs.tar.gz * ( this will create a tar file of all ur httpdocs contants, remember you already in httpdocs folder of you domain, and have already done step # 6 successfully )
    8) now copy the file to ur new host

    scp httpdocs.tar.gz FTP_USER_OF_DOMAIN@NEW_SERVER_IP:/var/www/vhosts/DOMAIN_NAME/httpdocs

    it will ask some thing like

    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

    type yes

    give password of you new HOST Domain

    it will start copyng .... .... ...

    after success copy of the httpdocs.tar.gz

    9) ssh to your new host with FTP pasword of hte Domain for which you just done the above 8 steps..
    10) cd httpdocs/
    11) ls ( just to make sure that you have the copied file httpdocs.tar.gz)
    12) extract the file
    tar -zxvf httpdocs.tar.gz
    13) import the SQL file ( instep one i asked to create the Domain and databases at new host , so i am asuming that it have been done )

    mysql DATABASE_NAME < DATABASE.sql -uDB_USER_NAME -p

    give password .......

    you are done

    one site have been imported with DATA + DB to new server ..

    you have to do this for all sites :)

    i have been doing this from ages .. and this process works for me perfectly ,
    i have moved nearly full servers using this .. but still PMM (plesk migration manager) is best deal in town...

    so good luck

    thansk
     
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    Oh I know how to move them.
    I built them. They are big. And I'm on dialup. They utilize many of the programs that come bundled with Plesk. Would be many many hours that way..
    I am fairly certain now that this can be done via backup directly between servers. And I believe it is just a matter of finding the right Plesk host. I was very interested in Dreamhost but I don't believe they have Plesk.
     
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    I mentioned in another thread of yours :

    Godaddy.com has VPS servers for $40 a month and they run plesk :)
     
    sundaybrew, Dec 28, 2006 IP