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How to migrate emails from cpanel to CWP
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:42:32 PM »
I know this question has been asked previously in this forum. I referred the topic to manually import the email. But it did not work.

I believe the steps mentioned are not complete and does not clearly explain the purpose of steps. For example the step of running rsync command. When I ran the command, I got error in ssh panel as " No such file or directory". CWP support should mention that before running this command, one needs to create directory at target location.

Can someone on this forum please provide detailed exact steps to migrate ONLY emails from cPanel to CWP.

Also cPanel create mail folder at home directory of user but when I created email account from CWP, it created the mail folders in var folder. The account user will not have access to this var folder. And suppose my client wants to configure something at folder level for his emails, how would he get access to the email folders created in var folder.

I need urgent help on this. Kindly help.


Re: How to migrate emails from cpanel to CWP
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 06:55:49 AM »
I give you a better solution, let's try.
What do you need?
-Microsoft Outlook or any email client
-Your email must be an IMAP account

The idea : sync your emails via email client (IMAP account)

- First, dont touch your current email (I call it email hosted at your old mail server IP_1)
- Go to CWP, add your domain, create new email account, of course you will have the inbox (exactly the same email address, but hosted at your new server IP_2 )
- Now you launch Outlook, add your new email but instead of input your (mail server address, it might be different base on your configuration), you input your new IP (IP_2)
- drag all emails and folders from email_1 to email_2 (maybe drag 1 email for a test)
- Wait for the email to be synced to new server (actually it just upload)
- Go to roundcube on the new server, verify it
- If everything looks good, you can continue to sync and disconnect your old account in Outlook

Re: How to migrate emails from cpanel to CWP
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 12:57:33 PM »
Thanks @locvfx for this suggestion.
Although your solution may be time consuming in case of large email box sizes but it sounds interesting!

I will try to explore it out definitely along with some other options.

But one suggestion for CWP Support! I believe, this must be a very common and indispensable requirement for any user who is coming from cPanel paradigm. The support should at least provide a well documented and really detailed instruction with snapshots on how to do manual email migration. Feel quite disappointed as I am using Pro version of CWP.

Thanks for your tip.

Re: How to migrate emails from cpanel to CWP
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 06:27:44 PM »
Why not use the migration module from cpanel and just check the email option