Need advice: What files to backup when moving to a new server?
I'm new to server admin and my business partner usually takes care of this stuff.
I'm in the processing of switching my clients to a new dedicated server. I only have a couple of days to finish the migration. It's easy to move clients via WHM/Cpanel, but am wondering about the server files themselves. What should I make a backup of in case I need to refer to it later?
httpd.conf for sure
(And yes, making a backup of all customer files just in case something goes wrong with migration).
Yes, the Cpanel transfer include all the required system files needed to run on the other server. You just have to take backup in the server and restore to the other.
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Only thing besides what others have suggested is any customizations that have been made to the server. Make sure your easyapache and php configurations are similar, mysql, exim, firewall rules etc etc. When in doubt, back up everything and see how it goes on the new server. If you encounter any issues at least you'll have something to reference.