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Migration from ensim x 10.0 to plesk 9.2

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by VictorA, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. VictorA

    VictorA New Pleskian

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    Hi,

    I just got a new Nehalem box with Plesk 9.2 and need to import several sites from a box with Ensim X version 10.0, is this possible? I don´t see any option in the migration manager.

    Regards.
    Victor
     
  2. andrewkol

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    This is something that I have also been following up and they keep telling me in the next release. We have a fair amount of servers that we want to migrate away from Parallels Pro X (formerly Ensim) to Plesk 9.x. The sooner they release this Migration Manager the better for us and them as will be making $2,000 from our Plesk subscriptions from us. They have already lost 10k from us by not releasing it... they own both products so it could not be that hard, its not as if they need to reverse engineer Ensim to figure it out.

    I went to the Parallels conference in Vegas in Feb 09 (from Australia) only to get some questions answered that I could not get answered via the normal support channels, the two main questions I had was how to get our Modernbill 4.4 database migrated over to PBA (Parallels Business Automation) and the Ensim 10.x to Plesk 9.x migration.

    I dont know what they are doing with all of these Control Panels the have just aquired but from speaking with Serguei Beloussov who is the founder they have big plans. I got the impression that they are going roll all of the legacy CP's in to one best of breed CP and im assuming they will be using plesk as the flagship base CP.

    I have spent some $13,000 (not including my casino fun) on the trip and I just was fed with empty promises. Once we had figured out that their PBA migration script was totally SH*T and only 20 percent complete and didnt import anything useful we started writing our own which has now taken 3 months and cost $18,000 so far but it's a few weeks away from completion (we are in the testing stages) now and imports everything..

    One good thing that came from the trip is the fact that I has met a few Parallles engineers and kept in communication with them, they have helped us with a few major issues. This whole PBA saga has cost us $31,000 to date. We may have to sell Parallels the migration software once complete, they will get a lot more people migrating if they has something that works. It seems that PBA is an excellent product to use for billing if you are just starting and dont have any customers or very few that would be able to be migrated one by one.

    So I will reinterate the question asked by the original poster. Where is this Parallels ProX to Plesk Migration Manager? The quicker you release it the quicker you start getting $$ from me....
     
  3. VictorA

    VictorA New Pleskian

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    Are there major diferences between Plesk 8.6 and 9.2? cause the migration manager of 8.6 accepts migration from Ensim.

    I have to migrate this month more than 300 domains from 2 Ensim servers and I´m desperate, need a solution urgently.

    I´m thinking on downgrading to 8.6, perform the migration (cross my fingers) and then upgrade to latest 9.2 (cross them again), totally crazy but is the only idea I have.
     
  4. andrewkol

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    The migration manager in 8.6 does not work well either. There are around 30 major show stoppers. I cant list them all here. We have sent parallels a list of them all.

    Dont bother with the migration until they have release the new 9.x Paralllels Pro migration manager which they have been promising in the "next release" for some time.
     
  5. VictorA

    VictorA New Pleskian

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    when was released the last Plesk update? I hope the future version includes the migration manager working with Ensim.
     
  6. andrewkol

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    The last release was about 3 weeks ago. Hopefully they should have another one out in a month or so.

    Just when I was thinking they were busy working on Plesk 9, they go ahead and release an SMB version of a new control panel called Parallels Panel 10.

    I have a feeling this new product will work its way up to their being their flagship panel prouduct. Perhaps they are going to migrate everyone on all of their aquired control panels to this SMB platform, then release an Enterprise version of Paralllels panel and charge more for it.

    I don't see the value for them holding on to all of these seperate legacy control panels when they could put all of their focus and development in to one CP.
     
  7. VictorA

    VictorA New Pleskian

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    got Plesk 8.6 today, will perform the migration this weekend and update this post with the results.

    I can´t wait for next release, need to do migration asap.
     
  8. VictorA

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    I have migrated one domain for testing, it's working but by default it protects the httpdocs directory and you have to manually delete the protection in order to see website's files.

    Any tip for disabling this?. I don't want to manually edit 344 domains and delete this directory protection.
     
  9. TimG

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    You could write a sed/awk script that will remove all of the protections on the .htaccess files... but trust me, this will be *the least* of your problems trying to migrate from Ensim to Plesk.
     
  10. BenjaminL

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    Slightly Required

    We have a fleet of about 20 ensim servers that we would love to bring into a PBAS Reseller account. I was told that you need to downgrade to Plesk 8.6, migrate, then reupgrade. I was also told that there is a new framework in the mix for the new release of PBAS. This might include a better migration manager.

    I hope something becomes available soon, otherwise this is going to be a manual migration.

    ~ Benjamin
    Sage Data Services
     
  11. TimG

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    We actually skipped moving to PBAS for this exact reason and moved to WHMCS instead. Less hassle, and WHMCS is a much faster product anyways (I mean, literally 10,000% faster. No joke.)

    You really *must not* need to upgrade, downgrade, reinstall etc. I thought computers were smarter then humans -.-"
     
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