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    I am trying to create a test copy of a forum by setting up a brand new forum and then using ImpEx to copy over the data. Both the source and target forums are using version 3.6.0

    On the first step of ImpEx I get the following error and it doesn't not give me any options to cancel or continue.

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    Fatal error: Call to undefined method ImpExDisplayWrapper:rint_redirect_001() in /home/palmet5/public_html/testvb/forums/impex/systems/vb_36/001.php on line 114
    How do I get around this error?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Do you need to import from a backup?

    When I want to make a dev version of our forum to work on upgrades, I litterally just copy the database (using phpmyadmin or mysqldump from the command line) and files, then change the settings and go - no faffing with backups etc

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TimIgoe View Post
      Do you need to import from a backup?

      When I want to make a dev version of our forum to work on upgrades, I litterally just copy the database (using phpmyadmin or mysqldump from the command line) and files, then change the settings and go - no faffing with backups etc
      That would be the ideal way.

      The error above comes from having missing files typically.
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      • #4
        For some reason my phpmyadmin isn't woring. Is there another way to copy a database without downloading it and then trying to re-upload it?

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        • #5
          The only consistently reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. This is because backing up with a PHP script like that in the Admin CP or phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeout errors and an incomplete backup file.

          Please see the instructions here:

          Backup:
          http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...nce_ssh_backup

          Restore:
          http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ce_ssh_restore

          If you don't have telnet or SSH access, some people have reported success with these scripts:

          MySQLDumper:
          http://www.mysqldumper.de/en/index.php

          MySQLHotxcopy:
          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...t=mysqlhotcopy

          Bigdump (restore only):
          http://www.ozerov.de/bigdump.php
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          • #6
            OK I will look into those options. Although I have to say this doesn't bode well that I can'tuse ImpEx. The purpose of creating this backup/test copy is to try and merge two forums together on a non-live forum.

            If I can't even use ImpEx to import a copy of the database will I be able to use it to merge in the other fourm?

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            • #7
              This has nothing to do with Impex. You need to have a valid database to import.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                This has nothing to do with Impex. You need to have a valid database to import.
                What do you mean "valid"? The database I am importing is alive and working as we speak, all 200+megs of her.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TeddyKGB View Post
                  What do you mean "valid"? The database I am importing is alive and working as we speak, all 200+megs of her.
                  I was going by your post here:
                  Originally posted by TeddyKGB View Post
                  For some reason my phpmyadmin isn't woring. Is there another way to copy a database without downloading it and then trying to re-upload it?
                  If you are not backing up and restoring the database, then what are you using phpMyAdmin for?
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                  • #10
                    Ahh I see the confusion. I was responding the post right above it where someone suggested using phpmyadmin to copy the database. The database is working fine just the phpmyadmin user interface isn't.

                    I'll give bigdump a try.

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