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  • Database Backup Upload HELP

    Ok, I am switching servers for my site because I wanted a clean server with a fresh install of vbulletin. I have my new server all set and ready to go, now I need to make a backup of my database from the original site, take that database and upload it to the new server. How do I do this the proper way, and the least painful?

    Need to know ASAP. If you want, I can be reached quicker on AIM: TN Zazza

    Thank You!

  • #2
    Instructions for moving servers are in the online manual here:

    Note: The only reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. Please see the instructions here:



    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.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      thanks bud, i appreciate the quick response, ill read this over


      • #4
        Can someone help me with this, turning into a pain in my toosh,lol.


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