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Old 12th July 2011, 15:30
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Default This is a relevant topic of great interest to me

This is now 5 years later since this post. I am in need of migrating my entire Plesk infrastructure with 6 servers to ISPConfig.

Reason: Plesk screwed me (and locked me in) with Expand.

After all these years, can someone tell me, are there are easy or obvious ways to migrate from Plesk to ISPConfig?
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Old 13th July 2011, 10:28
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There's no automatic way, you will have to do it manually (create web sites, email accounts, etc. in ISPConfig and then migrate your data to the new server).
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Old 19th July 2011, 16:39
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There's no automatic way, you will have to do it manually (create web sites, email accounts, etc. in ISPConfig and then migrate your data to the new server).
Thank you for your reply. I wish to point out that implementing some kind of tool to help with migration will be an enormous help. The reason is we have 5 servers with 1000s of sites and doing this manually will be a nightmare.
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Old 9th August 2011, 02:29
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a) set up ISPconfig
b) Under the ISPconfig admin panel, manually create the domains you want to migrate from the Plesk server

For each domain
c) migrate the files of www (in ISPConfig the default folder is under /var/www)
d) create users (under ISPconfig) for all email users for that domain
e) migrate (simply copy) all the emails from the mailboxes to the new server (you know there are inbox, sent box, etc.)


Make sure you have made backups before doing the above
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Old 23rd November 2011, 22:11
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i am in the process of migrating from plesk/FC4 to ISPC3/Lenny and this is my written down notes... maybe this will help you guys too if you are migrating...

easiest first...
creating domain etc at the new server
copying /var/www/vhosts/domain/httpdocs/ to /var/www/domain/web
adjusting permissions where needed
also grepping for old /var/www/vhosts and editing anything to see new path

databases..
locate and backup EACH db with phpmyadmin. export then edit the sql file to match new system. then import in with phpmyadmin

emails... i'm right here now..
i've warned users to either 1) move all important mail to a local client, like Thunderbird or Outlook (for those using imap) and that their password would be set to something (unsafe, but they can change it in squirrelmail ie the change_sqlpass plugin) ... or 2) force access into their account, link it to outlook/thunderbird on my end, copy move em, log out, switcharo o to new server, reload their account, change password and setup an webpage telling them their password was reset. (probably the worst method I can think of, but it works...)

O_O i'll let you know how it goes,but i have around 40 accounts to move *sigh* fyi, not very secure, but hey, you ARE the webmaster... you just can't be peeking into their emails... there are methods to migrade qmail to postfix, but because my server's small, this seems easier...

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Old 24th November 2011, 07:16
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I have started a public Google Doc about migrating from Plesk to ISPConfig. It seems this process is highly technical and incredibly manual. Until we have tools to automate or smooth this process I suggest we try to collaborate on methods and stories on doing this.

The link to the doc is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...Gf-nwga2w/edit
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Old 18th February 2012, 17:16
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I don't have any experience with this but if you run Plesk's autoinstaller it's possible to switch to the Postfix format. Just run:

/opt/psa/admin/bin/autoinstaller

as a root. And choose for the Postfix mailserver. AFAIK this is possible with a running system.

Probably afterwards it's easier to make the switch to ISPConfig. If people have experience on this subject. Let me know!
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