Changing FTP User


#1

I want to move one of my domains under different FTP user name, but I am not sure how to do that. Right now, my domains are like this:

User1 > domain1.com
User1 > domain2.com
User1 > domain3.com

I want to change it to:

User1: domain1.com
User1: domain2.com
User2: domain3.com

(Move one domain to different FTP user.)

How could I do this with minimum downtime? I tried to do this on Edit link at Domains > Manage Domains (https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=domain.web) but the edit links there are not working.

Thanks in advance.

= Edit =
Now the page loaded and I understand I can change the user from drop down menu of “FTP user / CGI-runs-as user.” … But do I have to upload everything again? Or will the contents be moved as the user name changes?


#2

[quote]How could I do this with minimum downtime?

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If service continuity is a proirity I suggest you check with support before making any panel changes - I found recently just changing between Hosted and Mirrored caused over an hour’s loss of service.


#3

You should definatly check with support, I’m not sure what kind of issues ther may be with switching.

As i recall when you switch users, everything is supposed to be moved automatically for you (contect and all) But I also remember doing this when I first started with DH (a bit more than a year ago), and having to upload everything again.

-Matttail