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    Hello,

    Before installing vB on a production site, I'd like to set it up correctly on an test server. The production site runs Apache on RedHat, and the test server runs IIS on Windows.

    I have performed the following on the test server:

    1. Ran ImpEx to import data from an IPB board
    2. Applied the apporiate admin settings
    3. Applied the appropriate usergroup/user permissions
    4. Modified some forum settings/permissions
    4. Performed some template changes

    To speed up the installation and setup on the production site without having to repeat all this procedure again, is it possible just to dump the forum database data into the production site? If not, how would you suggest doing this?

    Thanks.

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    Yes, you can backup and restore the database. 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
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    • #3
      Maybe I didn't make it clear, but the test server and the production server have very different settings (one is Windows and the other is Linux). Does the forum database contain any custom information that is not applicable on other locations?

      I'm assuming that the only thing I have to change when moving all the files to and importing the database is the "config.php" file to make it point to the correct database and site URL. Is that correct?

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      • #4
        MySQL databases are not OS-specific. You can backup a MySQL database on a Linux server and restore it on a Windows server, and vice versa. It's more important to have the MySQL versions match.
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