Restore a cPanel full backup on CentOS to Ubntu

  • Posted on November 10, 2013
  • danjoeAsked by Joe

I have a full backup of my web site done on CentOS with cPanel. The backup contain a vBulletin forum which mean there is a MySQL DB in it too.

I am migrating to a Ubuntu server and I want to restore the site from this cPanel backup to it. How I restore such backup to a Ubuntu server and how I reconnect the DB?

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Hello there,

You can now run cPanel/WHM on Ubuntu which is a great alternative.

This document describes the system requirements for your cPanel & WHM installation on an Ubuntu® server. You can install cPanel & WHM on Ubuntu version 20.04 LTS.

If there is a new product available in the marketplace we will update this thread with the information.

Hope that this helps!

If you already have the cpanel backup tar.gz file it’s pretty straightforward. You can do it ll via a nice gui web interface using VirtualMin’s migrate virtual server function.

  1. Install virtualmin (note you may need to install wget with “yum install wget”)
  1. Go to your new webmin install via your browser - [domain or ip]:10000

  2. In the search bar at the bottom of the menu type: migrate virtual

  3. Click on the migrate virtual server link and follow these instructions.,virtualmin_for_cpanel_users/#copying_the_cpanel_backup_to_your_virtualmin_server

I ran into trouble when I tried to have it automatically work out the user/password so give it a user/password and it should work fine.

cPanel still does not support Ubuntu. <br> <br>@kylebr: Since it’s basically your website’s files and database dump, you can set up a droplet from scratch and then transfer the files to it. See <a href=“”></a>