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Advice for migrating CWP 6 server to CWP 7
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:20:25 PM »
I've been using CWP on a physical (bare metal) server for about 3 years. My server is running the latest CWP version. For many reasons, I have decided to build a new server (upgrading in the process) and install CentOS 7 this time.

My current server:
Distro Name: CentOS release 6.10 (Final)
CWP version:

I have about 15 websites hosted. One of then needs an older version of PHP. Several sites use HTTPS. There are several e-mail addresses and forwarders, and about 10 MySQL databases.

I noticed that there is a CWP -> CWP migration feature. I will definitely want to look into this. Which things are brought over in this migration?

I'd also like to migrate as much of the system configuration as possible (Apache config, current list of blocked IP addresses, the CSF and IPtables configration, etc.)

It will be easy enough to compile various versions of PHP again.

I'm looking for advice for what I should do before/during/after the migration. My plan is to build the complete 2nd machine, install CWP and CentOS 7, and then start moving sites over. When everything is working, I'll switch off the old server and switch the internal static IP to the static IP used by the old server (so all web traffic starts forwarding to the new server 1st)

Is there a relatively easy way to forward individual domains to a second server on your internal network?

Has anyone else done a migration of accounts from a CentOS 6 server to a 2nd CentOS 7 server? Any advice or tips?

Thank you in advance,