Plesk 9.2 on Windows migration to Plesk 9.3 on CentOS

Recently I have been building a lot of sites using PHP and have been very disappointed in the server performance from my current host. I have decided to move to another provider virtual server provider. During this move I have also decided to go with a Linux server to try to get away from the performance issues associated with the Windows server.

I have created the backup file for the windows server (1.13GB), but when trying to upload it to the new server It times out. I can FTP it to the new server but I have some questions.

1) The file from the windows server is .zip not a tgz file. is that ok?
2) Do I just upload the file to the dump directory or do I need to extract all the files to the dump directory?
3) have any of you been successful  migrating from Plesk running on windows server to Linux?  All current databases use MYSQL server.
4) are there any good how to  for this type of migration from ?

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LinuxGuruLinux Server AdministratorCommented:

Have you tried plesk migration manager?  If there is any compatibility issues, please try manually copying the contents. You can use "winscp" to move your website contents between windows server and linux. Also you need to manually restore the databases in this case. I have successfully transferred account from linux server to windows using winscp. (But windows machine was running on plesk and linux machine on cpanel). I believe plesk migration manager will help you.

Let me know if you have any questions.
JsawyerJnJAuthor Commented:
Migration manager does not support a windows to Linux move when going from a Plesk system to another Plesk system, according to the plesk forums.  I had tried this first and was not able to get it to work.

I have copied all the backups to the new server and am going to try to do a restore as suggest in the plesk migration and backup forum. If you have any other ideas please let me know.

Thank you
LinuxGuruLinux Server AdministratorCommented:
Hi Josh,

My suggestion is

1. Create accounts for all clients manually on Linux server

2. Set up hosting for each account, configure databases where applicable

3. Move content into new locations.

[For restoring the databases you can also consider "mysqldump" command  from commandline which will save you a little bit of time.]

Let me know if you have any questions.

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