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    I think that the Moving Servers documentation should also detail how to move the files over for those who have hacked boards. For instance, it should detail how to TAR up the forums directory and how to unpack it once it is on the new server. I know hacks aren't officially supported, but it would be quite helpful for those who are unfamiliar on how to do it.
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    I know hacks aren't officially supported
    Since some people keep post attachments in the file system (not db), instructions how to use tar or gzip MUST be in the manual. IMHO.


    • #3
      Thank you for the suggestion and at the next staff meeting I will discuss this with the others and see what we can do.

      Basicly to back up the forum files you can tar the complete directory. This will then include all the custom files and attachment dirs etc.
      If the attachments are stored outside the public_html/ dir it has to be tarred seperatly.

      tar -zcf vb353filesbackup.tgz /path/to/public_html/forumdir/*
      to pack it all up.


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