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  • Moving your vB?

    How would I go about transferring my vB, with all posts and members from one domain to another..? I've read the guide they have here at vbulletin.com but can't understand it..

    I want to move from here to here..

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    If you don't understand http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html I would ask your host to do a backup of your database for you and send it to you.

    After you do that, send the backup to your new host and ask them to restore it for you.

    Meanwhile, what don't you understand about the guide? Maybe I could help you.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cary
      If you don't understand http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html I would ask your host to do a backup of your database for you and send it to you.

      After you do that, send the backup to your new host and ask them to restore it for you.

      Meanwhile, what don't you understand about the guide? Maybe I could help you.
      Both me and the owners of the two servers are quite clueless when it comes to MySQL databases.. I've never heard of SSH/Telnet until reading the guide.

      Wouldn't the hosts get ratty about performing backups and restoring them for you?

      I've tried performing a backup through the vB control panel, but I've come to the conclusion that this doesn't include threads, posts and members, is that correct? I've also tried performing backups through phpMyAdmin with no success, I don't know which settings I need to select (Data, Structure etc).

      *feels like such a newbie*

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      • #4
        The only reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh.

        If you have telnet or SSH access then it's well worth your time to learn how to use it to backup and restore your database. Here's a post that may help:

        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...378#post394378
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          The only reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh.

          If you have telnet or SSH access then it's well worth your time to learn how to use it to backup and restore your database. Here's a post that may help:

          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...378#post394378
          A big thankyou for that link Steve..

          I now have a basic idea of what is required, and have made a backup from the current server.. I now just need to gain SSH access to the new server and we can get the ball rolling and hopefully have a successful move.

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