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firkin
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Registered: ‎11-01-2009

smf database move

Hi
I've moved from my old hosting site to a new one. I had a small smf up and running and always did regular backups using the smf  the> 'forum maintenance' > 'back up data base download'.
I installed a new smf using cPanel on my new hosting site and tried to upload my old mySQL backup file that I had on my hard drive. Unfortunately  it kept coming up with errors.
Any idea where I have been going wrong or even is it possible to move one smf database from a site to another?
Thanks
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bobpullen
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Re: smf database move

Quote from: firkin
Any idea where I have been going wrong or even is it possible to move one smf database from a site to another?

Yes, it should be possible, assuming both sites are using similar versions of MySQL.
Quote from: firkin
Unfortunately  it kept coming up with errors.

What sort of errors? They may offer a clue as to what's happening.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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firkin
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Posts: 51
Registered: ‎11-01-2009

Re: smf database move

Hi Bob
Thanks for your reply, when I looked closley at the error message it did give me a clue. I'd not changed the dir to the new one called 'archive'. I would never had thought to check that but for your help, so many thanks Bob. Smiley
bobpullen
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Re: smf database move

No worries, glad to hear you cracked it Smiley

Bob Pullen
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