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  • Moving vB Forum to New Server

    Hello,

    I'm having some problems with my current host that I've been using for a few years. Lately their servers are just running really slow and I'm getting ready to move my entire site to a new host. The entire site is just a vBulletin forum install with vbSEO installed as well.

    Does anyone have any advice for the easiest way to move my forum from one host to another while trying to avoid downtime and try to avoid losing any posts? I just don't know the best way to back up the database from the old server to the new server and get it all swapped over. Is backing up the DB through my cPanel on the old host and restoring it on the new host the best option here or is there an easier way to move the entire forum over?

    Cheers!

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    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/moving_servers

    close the forum
    back up the database and the files
    Move to the new account and restore the forum
    change the dns
    open the forum on the new site, leaving old one closed.
    a day or two later remove the old forum, since dns has then updated for everybody.

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