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  1. #1
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    Cpanel backup questions

    I have tried to use search, but havent founded answer on such question:

    Do I need to have the same username at the target CPanel to restore backup?

    I mean, if at the source hosting my account was "some_name", but at the final hosting my account is "another_name" - will backup works fine for me?

    I have looked into backup - it have dumps of the my databases, but at the new server they will need to have another prefix etc.

    I havent tried this feature before, so I will appreciate if somebody will share his expirience with it
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  2. #2
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    Just download the backups to your local machine and then unzip them.

    Then upload everything to the new server.
    On the new server create a new database, then "dump" your sql data into it.
    Change any settings in your database to reflect the new host, ie: ip, webaddress, path to your account...

    Then go into ftp again and change the config file for your script that uses the database.

    Everything is fairly simple when doing it this method. Even for a newbie, this would be one of the easiest ways to transfer everything, well, unless you ask your host to do it for you .

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    Yes, cPanel backups have to have the same username on both machines. cPanel builds the accounts around the username.

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    TO Internet54:
    Thanks for the your suggestion, but I have around 20 databases and approximately the same amount of the domains/subdomains. Another problem, that some database dumps are 200-300 MB in size. In order to move all of them one by one manually I will spent tons of time

    To Ah-TINA:

    ok, thanks for the your explanation.
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