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Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 pm
by DefinitiveJuxx
Hello everybody!

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

Thanks!

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:56 pm
by narqelion
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. :)

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:16 pm
by DefinitiveJuxx
That's fine, do you mind telling me how? It would be a great help. :)

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:46 pm
by stevemaury
Download the files, upload to your new server, run the install and then import your database backup as described here:

Knowledge Base - Moving Your phpBB3 Forum To A New Host Using phpMyAdmin.

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:11 pm
by DefinitiveJuxx
Thanks I already saw that - I dont' have ftp or myphpadmin acces to the old forum, can it be done anyway?

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:20 pm
by stevemaury
You don't need access to the old forum if you have a database backup.

Re: Moving without ftp acces to old forum?

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:53 pm
by DefinitiveJuxx
Worked like a charm, thanks a bunch :P