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  • brad007
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    thanks for that. managed to finally get it across and upload it successful only when all the hacks were turned off.

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  • Steve Machol
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    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

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  • brad007
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    i tried that, saved it as a mysql but it's to big to import over coz it's over 51mb?

    or can i just export the user tables as mysql??

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  • Steve Machol
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    You will have to move the source db to the same server as the target db.

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  • brad007
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    hi, i have a similar problem.

    i have vb 3.5.0 running on one server and the new vb 3.7.1 on a new server and i am trying to get just the users across and nothing else. i have tried with impex but i get the same message:
    Connection to source server failed. Check username and password.

    can you help?

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  • Steve Machol
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    Yes, you will need to restore the phpBB database to the same server where you have vB installed.

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  • MorningFlight
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    Connection to source server fails

    Hi,

    I bought vBulletin yesterday, set up a web site, and had the forum up and running in the span of an afternoon. Amazing! Your documentation couldn't be more helpful and explicit.

    Now comes the hard part - importing my old phpBB forum. I am reasonably sure all the info I entered in the impex config is correct but I get the message "Connection to source server failed. Check username and password."

    Here is my question: Can Impex convert to vBulletin from a full phpBB backup file? The ISP that hosts my old phpBB forum upgraded their servers a few weeks ago, and ever since, access to the forum is slow as molasses. So slow, in fact, that the connection usually times out when I try try to export or backup the database. I do have one good backup that I uploaded to the vBulletin directory in my newly created web site.

    Appreciate the help.

    Hal

    P.S. I just found Jerry's post "ImpEx can't read from a SQL backup file (for a database source system), it needs that restored to a database where it can connect and use SQL."

    If I set up a new phpBB with the ISP (BlueHost) where vBulletin is located, then do a restore, I'm I on the right track?
    Last edited by MorningFlight; Mon 7th Apr '08, 6:46am.
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