I’ve setup a new VPS on a different provider and want to move my virtual servers from host A to B.
On host A I’m trying to create a backup of the domains I want to move. But for some reason this fails with error “no domains selected”.
I’m doing this via Virtualmin > Backup Virtual servers
I’ve selected the domains I want to export first. Leave “all features” in place and give a folder on my vps as the destionation (/home/backup/export)
Once I press “Backup Now” it shows the error.
I also have 2 scheduled backup jobs (setup when I configured the server initially) which are still running fine. I’ve tried cloning the full-backup-scheduled-job and adjust it (selec the virtual servers + change destination) but that gives the same error…
thanks in advance for your support
What exactly do you mean by “different provider”?
I’ts currently hosted with VPS provider A and I’m moving to a competitor with a better offer
Ah I think what you are saying is that the provider of your VM (the actual box) like for example Digital Ocean or Akamai/Linode or Hostinger et al
And you have Virtualmin (7.9.0) installed on each of these providers A and B.
Both using the same OS (Alma Linux 9.3) ?
or is box A using some other system? I cannot see a problem backing up a specific domain in
Virtualmin -> Backup Virtual Servers seems to work just fine here.
If you have scheduled backups running I can se they might just clash (but wouldn’t expect them to - in which case stop them and try again)
Why not use the domain transfer option ?
Regardless of the method the user chooses to use to migrate the domains, this seems to be a problem that needs solved.
I don’t think the transfer option has been tried
@Walter81 I just tired this. Have you double clicked on a server to move it to the right hand window? I just tried and this is the method. You can’t use keyboard select in the left window to highlight the ones you want.
My point isn’t about how to transfer and move the domains. They must still be able to use the backup feature. I think it is user error and not system error at this point after trying though.
this was it. Seems a massive blind spot on my side. Thanks!!! (so the error did make sense after all)
Yeah. First time I tried it I was only going to backup one domain as a test so I clicked on it and tried to do the backup. I ended up getting the same error as you. Not like they aren’t all grayed out, but, when you know Ctl Click and Shift Click keyboard commands you get tunnel vision I suppose.
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