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November 22, 2010
I am trying to perform a full backup of my wp 3.0 files from a plesk server and restore it on our new host (will be same url) on cpanel with wp 3.1. So far it has crashed the wp installation on the new server three times. *sigh** When I tried another route and uploaded the tar file via filezilla all the menus, post and page data was lost and it reverted back to the default theme. I'm trying again, here are my settings in XCloner:
Backup Start Path: /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/wordpress/
Backup Store Path: /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/wordpress/administrator/backups/
(Active unchecked for tar path)
(Active unchecked Mysqldump path)
FTP server (file manager on new host): ftp://123.456.78.90/ (sample)
FTP path: /home/user/public_html/backups/ (I added the folder)
MYSQL Connection Settings: I used the user name and password associated with the database on old host
Ftp store mode details: I used the user name and password that I use to ftp to the new host
The database name is different on the new host. I would have kept it the same but it was automatically generated.
My wp-config.php file is correct. I checked with the new host.
So….. What am I doing wrong?
November 22, 2010
I downloaded the XCloner manual to try this again step by step.
XCloner 2.1 User Manual
6 XCloner for Wordpress Installation
Unzip the XCloner-Wordpress2.1.zip file. The package consists of two folders: wp-content and administrator. Upload these two folders to your Wordpress root (do not upload the package to your plugin directory as you normally would with a Wordpress plugin).
I don't get this. If I upload wp-content to the root it will replace the wp-content file already there and all my themes, plugins, etc, will be gone?
FTP server: ftp://123.456.78.90/ (sample)