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    I will be switching to a new domain name within the next few days, and I want to back up vBulletin. Out of all the choices I have which one should i choose. Also is the only way to put the backedup board back on is through telnet or is there another way to do it?

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    Telnet (or SSH) into shell is definitely the preferred method. Here's a guide for moving your vB from one server to another:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html
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    • #3
      Re: Backing Up vBulletin

      Originally posted by Nmare
      I will be switching to a new domain name within the next few days, and I want to back up vBulletin. Out of all the choices I have which one should i choose. Also is the only way to put the backedup board back on is through telnet or is there another way to do it?
      if you're using vB 2.x you can backup via the admin panel as well
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        What does the backup copy contain (just templates or posts and threads)?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by buddhist_88
          What does the backup copy contain (just templates or posts and threads)?
          depends on what you set to backup, you can backup

          - table structure only
          - table structure and data (i.e. templates, posts, members, threads, avatars etc)
          - data only

          the basic backup line in telnet

          mysqladmin --opt -u root -p dnname > /path/to/backup.sql

          backs up both structure and data
          :: Always Back Up Forum Database + Attachments BEFORE upgrading !
          :: Nginx SPDY SSL - World Flags Demo [video results]
          :: vBulletin hacked forums: Clean Up Guide for VPS/Dedicated hosting users [ vbulletin.com blog summary ]

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