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    fasttest method to migrate 300G cpanel server?

    How do you handle migration on big servers with 300G disk space of cpanel accounts?

    Last time we did one for 100G disk space, took us 72 hoours due to accotns on server are alive working

    Any fattest method to do this?

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    Ask if you can purchase the drive and have it sent over night next day air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter-SexyWing View Post
    How do you handle migration on big servers with 300G disk space of cpanel accounts?

    Last time we did one for 100G disk space, took us 72 hoours due to accotns on server are alive working

    Any fattest method to do this?
    i have done 400GB account over 24hrs time

    server is cpanel with 100mpbs some site running on it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    Ask if you can purchase the drive and have it sent over night next day air
    Might be damaged in shipping i wouldn't risk it if it had very sensitive data on it.

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    It really depends on transfer speed. I moved some servers from Seattle SL to gigenet and it was only 30gb. It took 12 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter-SexyWing View Post
    how to make 400G migration happen in 24 hours?
    this trasver was done between two gigenet servers via cpanel mutiple copy
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    Quote Originally Posted by yajur View Post
    this trasver was done between two gigenet servers via cpanel mutiple copy
    obviously you had the network speed advantage, otherwise the time it takes is really up to the server performance and network speed between the 2 locations (farther apart will be slower)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter-SexyWing View Post
    Any fattest method to do this?
    You could always do one site at a time; it'll take a long time overall, but short per-site downtime.

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    both haveing cpanel server? or try rsync it will be good too
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    From my experience, you need to do it in stages. You can use the CPanel transfer with instant transfer thing (the one that points DNS on the old server to the new one).

    Divide your accounts into lots based on size, and markup huge discrepancies as milestones. Then after this division, push up to the initial lots the accounts that you have more urgency to migrate, like "most important/premium" ones.
    I normally start with the smaller accounts first, as I can migrate more of them in a smaller time and then leave the server basically dedicated to migrate the bigger accounts later. As we know, CPanel migration tool waits for CPU load to drop in order to continue creating the migration stuff.

    Note that by numbers, it won't migrate the full 300G via CPanel transfer tool in 24h. It copies sites one by one and it spends a lot of time between each copy with the zipping and splitting of the cpmove file. Only the raw copy of the files would take days if moving at full NIC speed, and it won't happen on reality even with CPTransfer doing parallel downloads, especially if the server keeps serving live files while the migration happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheServerExperts View Post
    Might be damaged in shipping i wouldn't risk it if it had very sensitive data on it.
    You may have noticed i was kidding

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    The cPanel transfer method works a lot better than it did around 6 years ago, I remember when moving from a reseller server to my first dedicated and it immediatly brought the reseller's cPanel to its knees whilst zipping everything
    Now it does work quicker and does try to keep load down.
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