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    I currently have two vBulletin lisences and want to transfer the database from one forum to the other that is on a different server. My current ISP don't seem to want to help, and I have NFI how to do it reliably.

    What is the easiest way to get this done? The database itself is about 80mb.

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    Here are instructions on how to transfer a database from one host to another. I prefer SSH (shell) method over the rest. http://www.vBulletin.com/go/backup

    And here are the instructions on how to restore the backed up database : http://www.vBulletin.com/go/restore

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    • #3
      I've got the database across to the new server but can't follow the instructions to get the new database to function with the new forum. I have phpMyAdmin version 2.10.0.2 and there is no browse box. I also don't see how that will get the database to function with the new forum.

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      • #4
        Upload the .sql dump to your account with ftp
        and ask the host to import it into a new database, with a new user and a new password
        then update the config.php file to point to this new database

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