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What is the Horde Data Behavior in WHM Version 11.50?

Posted by Allura on 30 04 2019.

A brief introduction to Horde Data Behavior
In the version 11.50 of WHM and cPanel, the Horde user data storage is essentially moved from a single server – wide My SQL database to an individual SQLite database for every cPanel account. The new features of Horde that were previously disabled, gets activated in this process as well.The system performs a singular time conversion operation during the post synchronization cleanup phase of the upgrade – when the servers upgrade from 11.48 to 11.50. The genuine Horde database backs up to the / var / cpanel / horde / horde.backup.sql.final file prior to the system performs this operation. If, both the backup and the conversion succeed, the system eliminates the original horde My SQL database. However, it is important to note that you cannot possibly downgrade Horde data from the cPanel and the WHM version11.50 and later.In case of new installations of cPanel…

A brief introduction to Horde Data Behavior

In the version 11.50 of WHM and cPanel, the Horde user data storage is essentially moved from a single server – wide My SQL database to an individual SQLite database for every cPanel account. The new features of Horde that were previously disabled, gets activated in this process as well.

The system performs a singular time conversion operation during the post synchronization cleanup phase of the upgrade – when the servers upgrade from 11.48 to 11.50. The genuine Horde database backs up to the / var / cpanel / horde / horde.backup.sql.final file prior to the system performs this operation. If, both the backup and the conversion succeed, the system eliminates the original horde My SQL database. However, it is important to note that you cannot possibly downgrade Horde data from the cPanel and the WHM version11.50 and later.

In case of new installations of cPanel and WHM version 11.50 and later, the system automatically stores the Horde user data into the new location from the installation. There is no conversion step, as such.

The cPanel Horde User

As a part of the switch to SQLite, the system does not utilize the cPanel horde user for managing access to the Horde database any longer. The cPanel horde user was essential since the individual users could have limited access to the My SQL horde database. In cPanel and WHM version 11.50 and later, every cPanel account possesses its own SQLite database.

The component upgrades and table schema changes

CPanel and WHM version 11.50 is known for upgrading several components which installs the innumerable bug fixes essentially from the upstream maintainers. This new version upgrades the Kronolith application from version 4.1.3 to 4.2.5. This specific change in version needed a minute schema change to the application tables. CPanel account users must not see any difference in behavior as a consequence of this alteration.

In cPanel and WHM version 11.50 and later, every account possesses a self cphorde home directory under the accounts of home directory. The items under this home directory are as follows:

  • SQLite Database which contains the cPanel accounts Horde data.
  • Directory used by the backup services for creating the Horde database backups.
  • Directory used by / usr / local / cPanel / base / horde / config / conf.php file for the vfsroot