Last post Aug 26, 2005 11:20 PM by nbc
Aug 24, 2005 08:34 PM|artvarc|LINK
We have tried on different occasions to move dnn sites from on host server to another, with little to no success. We were told that all we needed to do was:
1. get a back-up copy from the mysql database for the dnn site from the old host server
2. create a new mysql database using the the same database name and log-in information as the old host server
3. do a restore database using the back up from the old host server to the new host server
4. change the webconfig file and all would be well with the world.
Is this the correct way to do this?
If not, does anyone know the right way?
Can anyone tell us where to go to find out the proper way to do this?
If you can help please contact me at the following email address-->email@example.com
Thanks for your time and help
Aug 24, 2005 11:24 PM|nbc|LINK
Aug 25, 2005 11:05 PM|artvarc|LINK
Aug 26, 2005 03:09 AM|nbc|LINK
Aug 26, 2005 08:32 AM|artvarc|LINK
when the clients web folder is created, dnn is installed automatically. then we set up the database, and if they are moving a current website to us from another host, we copy all the files in their "www" directory then get a backup of their database. I
ftp all the files from their old "www" directory on the old server to their new "www" folder on our server, then do the db restore.
I know this thing works, due to the fact that the host company that our clients are leaving to come to use, did a massive migration from one box to another without a hitch.
I just tried to view the db file, apparantly I dont have the right program installed on my computer to view it properly, but what I did see was the paths from the old server, what should I have running on my computer to view this file the right way? And could
the fact that the paths showing are the paths from the old host server be the problem? I am guessing without seeing the file, your not gonna be able to answer that one?
Aug 26, 2005 11:14 AM|eager2learn|LINK
A couple of things to add to your check list are
Make sure that you have the correct security permissions set on the folder
The SQL user that was in the back up has to be present in the db that that it can be assigned to be the owner of the db.
I always had trouble with this so instead I just create a new user and owner for the db and update the web.config with the new user.
Go into the portals table in the db and update any potal alias that might be pointing to the old address or old server.
Aug 26, 2005 11:20 PM|nbc|LINK