How to migrate cPanel account to DirectAdmin?

The cPanel conversion script currently only works for Admin Level restores. You must have to be an admin.
Four easy steps of migrating cPanel account to DirectAdmin

Step 1:
Generate backup data on cPanel. Create a full backup of the Home Directory.

Step 2:
Rename the generated backup file to cpmove-user.tar.gz and change file permission to 755.

Step 3:
Transfer the backup to DirectAdmin. You can do the transfer in two ways:
1. For the beginner: Move the backup to public_html and download it using a browser and upload it to user_backups folder of DirectAdmin.
2. For advance user:

  1. Move the backup to public_html.
    Login to root using putty
    Go to the user backups folder.
    cd /home/admin/user_backups
  2. Upload the backup from backup URL of the cPanel website. Run command below:
  3. wget

Step 4:
After successful download to User Backups folder, restore the backup with Admin Tools “Admin Backup/Transfer” of DirectAdmin

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