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Migration from ispCP to i-MSCP

This howto explain how to migrate from ispCP to iMSCP by using the miration script provided by the iMSCP team. Currently, only migration from ispCP version 1.0.7.

Before doing the migration, it's greatly recommended to make a backup of your server data and even, test the migration with a clone of your system to detect any problem and the way to solve them.

  • Download and untar i-MSCP archive

# cd /usr/local/src # wget«version».tar.gz # tar xzf «version».tar.gz # cd imscp-«version»

  • Start the installation of the system (as you would for a new install), and choose the build option

# perl imscp-autoinstall

Once the build step is done, copy the files on your file system

# cp -Rv /tmp/imscp/* /

  • It's interesting to have the debug enabled to inspect possible problems, you have to change it in /etc/imscp/imscp.conf

# aptitude install install nano # nano /etc/imscp/imscp.conf

Find the DEBUG option in that file with Ctrl w and change 0 to 1 (DEBUG = 0 is Debug Disabled), DEBUG = 1 is Debug Enabled):


  • Now you have to use the migration script which will be already in place.

# cd /var/www/imscp/engine/setup/ # perl imscp-migrate-from-ispcp

  • After the run of this script you'll have to run the regular setup

# perl imscp-setup -d

If all the steps are fine, you should be able to enter in the new control panel

Some considerations

  • The logs for either a failed or successful setup will be at /var/log/imscp/imscp-setup.log

# nano /var/log/imscp/imscp-setup.log

  • The database user MUST have full privileges (or else it won't be able to create and populate the imscp table). You have two options, either using the root database user or having a database user with full rights:

# mysql -u root -p # GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'your_database_user'@'localhost'

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