Transfer Tools in cPanel is a useful tool to migrate a website or accounts. But many server admins or users have neglected this. Either it is not often used or the control panel has many features and too clustered. But nevertheless, today I’m showing you thin tool found in WHM/ cPanel.
There are 2 transfer tools might be handy if you are moving to another host. The Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File and the transfer tool. So both do the same job but the processes are different.
You must know these tools in case one has an error. Restore a Full Backup/cpmove File is kind of semi-migration tool. You go to the website via cPanel of the source server and do a Full backup, The backup will be in certain formatted name recognised by cPanel as a restoration when it has completed.
The backup file will be located in your home directory. You can either use rsync if you have the root access or use FTP to the source server. Place the backup file in the backup home directory of the destination server, and you use to restore a Full Backup/cpmove File to restore a backup file.
On a full backup, you can also use FTP or SCP remotely dump the backup file to the destination server also. But I found that rsync is more reliable. It is a personal preference, it is about transfer a file from the source to a destination server.
The other is the transfer tool. The tool migrates the desired accounts or websites from the source server to the destination server. So the transfer tool might be suitable to an intermedia user. You need root or sudo users to access, to migrate the accounts.
After you have initiated a transfer, you do not need to stare or watch them. You can safely close your browser, and the session is still active. You can come back to review the entire transfer process later. Most are self-explanatory, I will not further elaborate.
These 2 migration tools have a high success rate. Even you are migrating a website or an account from another control panel, which limited to the ‘Transfer Tool’. They have saved us plenty of time and effort.