We are in the middle of transferring a client's site from their current cPanel reseller account with us to a new VPS they just ordered. The VPS also has cPanel installed on it, but we just need to get everything migrated over to the VPS. There is a large amount of data that needs migrated over. What are some of the best methods anyone here has used to migrate accounts over? The two servers are in the same datacenter.
To the OP, your best option is to make a full backup of each account and then FTP to your VPS, once is there, move them to the /home partition and run
Replacing USERNAME with each account to be restored user name.
This is probably the best method if they don't have root access, otherwise the WHM account transfer makes things a breeze.
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Transfers are a heckling of a task I will admit that, there are numerous options -- Time consuming tasks may involve your typical backup and restore with"/scripts/pkgacct username" and then restoring them with "/scripts/restorepkg username".
Sure you could do a remoteFTP of them, and then restore them with the same above once they have been "Wget" into the "/home" directory of the VPS.
Otherwise you can use the normal cPanel to cPanel migration which is a lot less hassling and you can walk away whilst it does it's job!
Most if not all will manage the same thing, best to find what works for you
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In WHM of your VPS you can transfer each site individually by going to Transfers -> Copy an account from another server WITH ACCOUNT PASSWORD
That will allow you to transfer each account without root access on the reseller.
If you can change the owner of the account on your VPS once it has been moved over.
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