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amkrisis
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move to other server and db name

Post by amkrisis »

Hi

I'm going to move to another server.
I'm using the latest version of PHPBB and don't have any mods or hacks installed, just one custom theme.

Can i use the backup database for this purpose?

And do i use a clean install on the new server?

Any help is welcome!

Thank you...

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Re: move to other server and db name

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Just make sure you back up all of your files via FTP, and backup your mysql data too (you can do this from the ACP).


Then on your new host, import the mysql stuff and upload the files.


If you're going to be on the same domain name there shouldn't be any problem - just don't forget to update config.php with your new mysql username/password/database.




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Post by designbyfox »

I just asked this yesterday Here are some more responses.
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... highlight=

amkrisis
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Re: move to other server and db name

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UberSkilled.com wrote: Just make sure you back up all of your files via FTP, and backup your mysql data too (you can do this from the ACP).


Then on your new host, import the mysql stuff and upload the files.


If you're going to be on the same domain name there shouldn't be any problem - just don't forget to update config.php with your new mysql username/password/database.




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It's going to be a different domain i'm afraid...

amkrisis
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Post by amkrisis »

and what is the export database function in the admin panel for then?

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Post by amkrisis »

anyone (aka bump :p )

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Re: move to other server and db name

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amkrisis wrote: Hi

I'm going to move to another server.
I'm using the latest version of PHPBB and don't have any mods or hacks installed, just one custom theme.

Can i use the backup database for this purpose?

And do i use a clean install on the new server?

Any help is welcome!

Thank you...


run your database backup first, after that run update_to_latest.php in the upgrade package

amkrisis
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Re: move to other server and db name

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PizzaHuge wrote:
amkrisis wrote:Hi

I'm going to move to another server.
I'm using the latest version of PHPBB and don't have any mods or hacks installed, just one custom theme.

Can i use the backup database for this purpose?

And do i use a clean install on the new server?

Any help is welcome!

Thank you...


run your database backup first, after that run update_to_latest.php in the upgrade package


Do you mean using the backup feature in PHPBB or in my mysql admin tool thingy? (i'm guessing they do the same think anyway?)

And should i use a clean install or copy the current one to the new server (and adjust the config file ofcourse)

Thanks for the help so far!

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Post by PizzaHuge »

i meant you restore your database backup first to keep all posts and members, after that run update_to_latest.php for the new version of phpbb

After you restore your backup of database to new server, get the upgrade package, upload install folder to your root folder of server and run it :
http://www.yoursite.com/root/install/up ... latest.php

after that upload the package of full version phpbb 2.0.21 to your server,

change the config.php file info to mtach your new server info

amkrisis
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Post by amkrisis »

Yes, but when you say restoring your backup. Do you mean restoring it using the admin cp from PHPBB or export/importing with the sql tool on my cPanel?

And if i'm correctly i must:

1. backup and upload my db
2. upload the upgrade package and rune the update to latest file
3. upload the full package (can this be my current one since it has some custom templates and is up to date)
4. change the config file

But what does the upgrade do then? does it change info in the db? since all the files are being overwritten with the full package later on?

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Post by amkrisis »

anyway, i'm going to follow this guide:

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=374

i should be ok if nothing goes wrong

Thanks everybody!

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