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  • Importing from Backup with .sql file

    Hi,

    I did a backup via the admincp Back up tool and now have the file. I am looking to import it in to a separate site for testing. How can I import it into a new install?

  • #2
    I have attemtpted to import via phpmyadmin and here is what I get...

    SQL query:
    CREATE TABLE `access` ( `userid` int( 10 ) unsigned NOT NULL default '0',
    `forumid` smallint( 5 ) unsigned NOT NULL default '0',
    `accessmask` smallint( 5 ) unsigned NOT NULL default '0',
    PRIMARY KEY ( `userid` , `forumid` )
    ) ENGINE = MYISAM DEFAULT CHARSET = utf8;


    MySQL said:
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8' at line 6

    What is the issue here... is this the right method?

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    • #3
      Looks like you have a version compatability issue, from the version you took the backup from and where you are trying to restore it to.

      I'd read these and get another back up :

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

      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...tabase_restore

      http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/mysqldump.html
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      • #4
        Would this version compatibility issue be with the mysql or the vB? Super noob... sorry.

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        • #5
          Looks like the backup is from mysql 4.1 and I am trying to import to 4.0. Would this issue be solved if I were trying to upload via Shell?

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          • #6
            Can you get a back up from the source again with out the charset specifics.

            You can also edit the file to remove the :

            "ENGINE = MYISAM DEFAULT CHARSET = utf8"

            probably on all the tables.
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            • #7
              Sorry to bump this but I have been struggling with ImPex all day to no avail.

              I have an sql backup of my old forum and a brand new vB waiting for data.

              So...from this thread, I am realizing I can use phpmyadmin to import my sql, without having to work with ImPex?

              If someone could:

              - confirm this
              - point me to a PRECISE tutorial how to do this in phpmyadmin

              I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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              • #8
                The only reliable method of restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. This is because restoring with a PHP script like that in phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeout errors and an incomplete database. Please see the instructions here:

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

                Note: 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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