How to backup and move an OSCommerce site?

By using the standalone version of XCloner, you can backup and restore your full OSCommerce Online Merchant website to any supported hosting account.

To Install and Generate an OSCommerce backup(time: 10 mninutes):

  1. Download the XCloner Backup and Restore standalone version
  2. Extract the backup archive and upload the files into a subdirectory of your choice under your oscommerce site, ex: xcloner/
  3. Open that location in your browser and login for the first time, ex: http://mysite/xcloner
  4. Open your XCloner Configuration screen, and adjust the Backup Start Path option so it points to your OSCommerce root directory
  5. Create the directory administrator/backups/ under the Backup Start Path created at 4. and make it fully writeable, this step is required
  6. Adjust the XCloner Configuration mysql settings from the Mysql Tab
  7. Go ahead and generate a new backup

To Restore the created backup and make your new site live:

  1. Follow the XCloner Backup Restore tutorial
  2. Once you finished restoring the files and database, you need to adjust your two config files catalog/includes/configure.php and admin/includes/configure.php with the new host mysql and path settings
  3. All done

For advanced usage, you may check the XCloner Online Wiki.

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