The system uses several WHM API 1 functions during the transfer and restore process.
This guide explains the relationship between these API functions and the order in which to call them.
The source and target servers must be able to communicate over port 2087 to use this feature. They must also be able to communicate over the port that your servers use for SSH connections. For more information about the ports that cPanel & WHM uses, read our How to Configure Your Firewall for cPanel Services documentation.
Do not shut down or restart any processes on either server during the transfer and restoration process.
Do not start a transfer during a system update (upcp) or start a system update during a transfer. The system update will fail.
To transfer accounts, you must obtain the following:
SSH access to the remote server.
root-level privileges with the su or sudo commands.
Transfer and restore process
We recommend the following workflow during the transfer and restore process:
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