Resync - What does it require from start to finish

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by Jonathon Gilbert, Mar 2, 2019.

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  1. Hi guys.

    Iv had a few install and hosting issues in the past and so have decided to setup a second hosting with a second provider just to see how well it works having a failover server.

    i have centos 6.9 running ispconfig 3 on the old server
    i have centos 7 running ispconfig 3.1 on the new server

    my question is: resync. what is it? is it a tool in itself? or does it require additional tools to work?
    from what i have read i select the server to send the information to, im just unsure on how to add the server to which i wish to sent the data to.
    also i have noticed that ispconfig 3 doesnt have the option to select a server.

    or does this require the migration tool? do to its cost (im using this as a test scenario) i am trying to find a way to do this without it costing (more than my time)

    these servers are for email only. no websites. but also controls DNS name server configuration.
     

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  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    ISPConfig Manual chapter
    4.4.3.1 Resync
    explains what resync is.
    If you need to copy the data to a new server, the Migration tool does that. Alternative is to create customers, email accounts, users etc. on new server and copy files manually.
     
  3. ok that is what i have done.
    i was hoping there may have been a migration tool built in.
    thank you for your response.
     
  4. oh and the manual is not very descriptive about what it actually does. it just states to select the server but does not show how to add a server to select
     
  5. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Resync works to servers within that ISPConfig setup, single server or multiserver. Is your setup single server? Resync does nothing to another ISPConfig setup.
    Besides, it sync settings, not contents of mailboxes or databases.
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The resync function forces the ISPConfig system to write the configuration again for a server based on the data inside the ISPConfig database. The Resync function is used e.g. when you did a mass update of DNS records with SQL in the ISPConfig database to write new DNS zone files based on the new data. The Resync function is not a Migration tool, but it can be helpful when doing a manual migration of a server. If you are seeking foe a tool to migrate ISPConfig from one server to another, then see here: https://www.ispconfig.org/add-ons/ispconfig-migration-tool/
     

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