Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

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Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by DefinitiveJuxx » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Hello everybody!

Is it possible to move a forum without ftp acces to the old forum. I only have a database backup.

Thanks!

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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by narqelion » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:56 pm

If your database backup is good, you can restore it to another server but you will be missing the file based aspects of the old forum. For example, uploaded attachments, images & avatars. You would have the users, posts & pm's though. :)

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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by DefinitiveJuxx » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:16 pm

That's fine, do you mind telling me how? It would be a great help. :)

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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by stevemaury » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:46 pm

Download the files, upload to your new server, run the install and then import your database backup as described here:

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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by DefinitiveJuxx » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:11 pm

Thanks I already saw that - I dont' have ftp or myphpadmin acces to the old forum, can it be done anyway?

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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by stevemaury » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:20 pm

You don't need access to the old forum if you have a database backup.
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Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Post by DefinitiveJuxx » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:53 pm

Worked like a charm, thanks a bunch :P

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