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Old 28 Aug 2008, 17:10
bulldog71169 bulldog71169 is offline
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copy to new server

I am in a situation where I own the vbulletin software and someone else ownes the domain. due to a dispute he has already deleted the forum once, but we were able to restore it. I have chosen another domain name just in case and want to know if there is any way to copy that over to the new account.

I know the backup copies all database contents but not the databse and tables itself. how would I go about doing this.

the plan is to just do daily backups once established so I can always bring the new domain up and send a mass email with the new address if needed.

Thank you,
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 17:12
soundbarrierpro soundbarrierpro is offline
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change config. php to match the new domain specifics. Now you've changed everything.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 17:27
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Originally Posted by bulldog71169 View Post
I know the backup copies all database contents but not the databse and tables itself. how would I go about doing this.
I'm not sure what you mean here. If you backup the database contents, you are backing up all the tables and such.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 09:30
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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In the manual: Moving Servers

You will need a backup of your database.

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



P.S. If you don't have shell access, some people have also reported success with these scripts:



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