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Guide to Transfer and Restore API Functions - Start the Transfer Session

Introduction

The start process begins the transfer session. Use the same process for both the root and transfer sessions.

Note:

In this example, the following statements are true:

  • remote.example.com and local.example.com represent the remote server and the local server.
  • You logged in to the local server with the cpsess########## security token.
  • The example account owns example.com, and you want to transfer it from the remote server to the local server.
  • The example.com domain contains 123,456,789 bytes.
  • You want to transfer the package1 package from the remote server to the local server.
  • luggage12345 represents the root password for the remote server.

Start the transfer session

After you add all of the transfer items to the transfer session, start the transfer session with the WHM API 1 start_transfer_session function.

Select the method by which you wish to call the function:

JSON API

https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess##########/json-api/start_transfer_session?api.version=1&transfer_session_id=exampleservercopya20140206192428NtyW

PHP

include_once '../xmlapi.php';

$ip = getenv('REMOTE_HOST');
$root_user = getenv('REMOTE_USER');
$root_pass = getenv('REMOTE_PASSWORD');

$xmlapi = new xmlapi($ip , $root_user , $root_pass);
$xmlapi->set_output('json');

$settings = array('api.version'=>1, 'transfer_session_id'=>'remoteexamplecomnoroo20140501194105g7qG');
$_result = $xmlapi->xmlapi_query('start_transfer_session' , $settings);

print $_result;