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  • Having trouble backing-up the current db prior to moving servers.

    Trying to follow the manual's instructions for backing up database:

    1 Telnet/SSH into the server where your vBulletin is currently installed. We will call this machine1.
    2 Type:

    mysqldump --opt -Q -uUSERNAME -p DATABASENAME > /PATH/TO/DUMP.SQL

    In this line, you should change the following:

    * USERNAME – this is the username you use to access MySQL. It is specified in your config.php file.
    * DATABASENAME – the name of the database which your vBulletin is installed into. It is specified in your config.php file.
    * /PATH/TO/DUMP.SQL – this is the path to the file that will be outputted. If you are unsure what to put here, simply use vb_backup.sql or something similar.

    Once you press enter, you will be prompted for the password you use to access MySQL. This is also specified in your config.php file.
    3 Once it has returned to the prompt, verify that DUMP.SQL exists in the directory you specified. If you did not specify a full directory, the file will be in the directory you are currently in.
    My current db is on my local machine in localhost. Can I use phpMyAdmin to do this? If so, should I follow the instructions in the manual for backing-up the db via phpMyAdmin? http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...myadmin_backup

    Or, since this is really a server move operation, should I try to follow the specific instructions for server move instead? If so, do I go directly into mysql to enter the above command? 'Cuz I don't see how to do this in phpMyAdmin.

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    You can use the shell command or phpmyadmin. The shell command is the recommended and most reliable backup method. The instructions for a server move call for a backup too. It's the same exact backup procedure whether or not it's for a move.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jake Bunce View Post
      You can use the shell command or phpmyadmin. The shell command is the recommended and most reliable backup method. The instructions for a server move call for a backup too. It's the same exact backup procedure whether or not it's for a move.
      Thanks Jake.

      Was able to finally get it done.

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