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    Hello i've searched and found a few topics but none seem to answer my question.

    I'm moving to a differnet host and i would like to transfer my forums.


    Do i need to re-install VBulletin on the new server?

    or can i just create a new MYSQL datebase (named the same as my old one) then using FTP upload VB files (what i have backed up) to the new directory then (i've done a back up of my forum using the back up forum thing in the admin CP) can i just click restore and it will restore it?

    or is it harder than this?

    I've looked at that guide thing but it goes on about SSH or telnet and i don't have access to this.

    Can anyone help?

  • #2
    You are going to have a difficult time moving your database without telnet or SSH access. The bottom line is that you need to move:

    - your vB files
    - your vB database

    Instructions for moving servers are in the online manual here:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/moving_servers

    The only reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. 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

    This is because backing up with a PHP script like that in the Admin CP or phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeouts errors and an incomplete backup file.

    Backup with phpMyAdmin:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...myadmin_backup

    Restore with phpMyAdmin:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...yadmin_restore
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    • #3
      Hello thanks for that. I'll give the PHP my admin a go / backed up via admin CP, if this does fail then i'll have to get SSH permission or telenet permission.

      I'll let you know how it goes thanks for the help

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      • #4
        If your new host uses cPanel/WHM, you could try asking them to transfer it for you. There is a built in WHM feature that will transfer sites from one server to another. However, your old old host must have a compatible control panel installed, I.e. Plesk, Ensim or cPanel etc.

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        • #5
          What i've done is use SQLyog to do a complete back up of the database

          can i now restore this using SSH / telenet on my new server (as my new server allows me to use SSH/telenet)?

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          • #6
            all i have to do now is upload the file and try.

            I'llet you know how i get on.

            thanks.

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            • #7
              in the same boat waiting for a response.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John Campbell
                in the same boat waiting for a response.
                Response to what?
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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