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New Guy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:44 am 
Post subject: Re: I'm Moving my Forum - Step By Step -

How do I know which database my live site is connected to? (I have 3 and only need to get a fresh copy of the live one) - thanks
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New Guy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:07 pm 
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New Guy wrote:
How do I know which database my live site is connected to? (I have 3 and only need to get a fresh copy of the live one) - thanks



Anyone?
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Holger
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Look in the config.php file
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:23 pm 
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Holger wrote:
Look in the config.php file



Thanks -


So it is my understanding that on the new server, I have to name the new database the same exact as in the config file for it to work right?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:25 pm 
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If you want it to work immideately you should call the DB, the username and the pw the same, yes ...
If not, just change the config.php
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Holger wrote:
If you want it to work immideately you should call the DB, the username and the pw the same, yes ...
If not, just change the config.php



I'll just edit the config.php file and re-upload it since I renamed the DBs, (so I'd know which is which in the future icon_wink.gif ) -

thanks Holger - icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:03 pm 
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np
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New Guy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:08 pm 
Post subject: Re: I'm Moving my Forum - Step By Step -

It is done and working properly, thanks for the help guys - icon_biggrin.gif

This was my very first move and here's How I did it -



First Step - Move Databases


1) - Went to my old host and opened cPanel - clicked on Backups (under the Files catogory) -
Easily found my three data bases, downloaded them to my local machine, then uploaded the gz (zip files) to a temp folder on the new server -


2) - Went to my new host and opened cPanel - clicked on My SQL Databases (under the Database catogory) and created three databases, users and passwords -

3) - While still in the new cPanel, clicked on File Manager (under the Files catogory) and navigated to the temp folder with the zipped databases -
Highlighted them one at a time and then clicked Extract, (to unzip them) -

4) - While still in the new cPanel, clicked on SSH/Shell Access (under the Security catogory) and entered my root username and password -
I edited this command to to reflect my username, password,database, and path, then pasted it -
here is the command to edit - mysql -uUsername -pPassword database < /path/to/db_backup.sql
I did this for all three databases and was done -





Step Two - Move the public_html folder


1) - Using ftp client FileZilla , I navigated my old server and downloaded the entire public_html file to my local machine, (took most of the day) -

2) - Using ftp client FileZilla, I uploaded the entire public_html folder to my new server, one folder at a time, (checking to make sure nothing got lost) -



Step Three - Edit config.php file


1) - Using ftp client FileZilla, I downloaded the config.php to my local, then edited it to show the correct database name/pass/user for the database I want to connect to - re-uploaded it -



Step Four - Changing Name Servers


1) - Before I went to bed, I went to the web site that I have my domain registered at, logged in, then changed the name servers to point to my new web host -

When I woke up this morning, all was well - icon_biggrin.gif


Thanks again for all the help guys, I hope my explanation in this post is good enough to help out other newbies - icon_biggrin.gif





New Guy - icon_biggrin.gif
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