Migrate your CentOS 6 data before November 30, 2020

“On November 30, 2020, CentOS will stop supporting CentOS 6 on all systems, including your server. At that time CentOS will no longer provide bug, security, or feature updates. We encourage you to migrate to a server using CentOS 7 before November 30, 2020.”

 

According to the announcement from CentOS developers previously, they are going to stop  support on CentOS 6 at the date of November 30, 2020. If users keep using an unsupported version of CentOS 6 after that date, it could bring out issues like unpatched vulnerabilities, unknown vulnerabilities and software compatibility which can easily put the server under threat of attacks.

 

In order to prevent your server from that, you need to migrate your data from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. So, is there a quick way to migrate data  from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 by using control panel tools like cPanel? 

 

There is no quick and easy way to migrate an existing cPanel Dedicated Server running CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. But you can do the migration by setting up a brand new Dedicated Server running CentOS 7 ( CentOS 8 not supported by cPanel ) and then do a migration of all accounts from the old server to the new one. 

 

If you are currently a Dataplugs client that runs a CentOS 6 Dedicated server, then we can prepare a new dedicated server running CentOS 7 with cPanel for you to migrate your existing CentOS 6 server’s data and applications. If you want to keep your existing IP addresses, Dataplugs can help you to keep your original IP addresses when you have completed the data migration with us.

 

Feel free to contact us by phone at +852 3959 1888 or email sales@dataplugs.com if you want to learn more about migration arrangements.