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XF 1.2 Just purchased a new host - Help needed ASAP.

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by BrittonG, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. BrittonG

    BrittonG Member

    Hello, our host that we have right now keeps suspending our account from outgoing emails, so we switched to a new host which allows 1000 emails an hour. Well, I downloaded all of the files from the FTP and put them on my desktop. I setup a local xenforo installation then overwrited/uploaded my forums that I downloaded from the FTP. It has all the templates and stuff but no add-ons are installed (but they're in the FTP) is there ANY way I can switch over all the files to the new host without having to manually install every add-on I have?

    Please get help me as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Why didn't you just backup your database from the old host and restore it to the new host along with just copying the forum files over?
  3. BrittonG

    BrittonG Member

    How can I do so? @ENF

    EDIT: Sorry, I'm newby to this stuff. (Installing forums and such, we had another person do it but he is away right now. )
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
  4. xIsabel38

    xIsabel38 Well-Known Member

    Step 1) Make a backup of the database you have your old forum on via the admin panel for your old host.
    Step 2) Restore it to the new one on your new host.

    Alternatively you can do this instead:

    Step 1) Find @Jake Bunce
    Step 2) Start conversation with @Jake Bunce with a subject line that reads, "HALP!"
    abdfahim likes this.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you have SSH, run these commands to zip up the database and files:
    mysqldump -u<user> -p<password> --single-transaction --skip-lock-tables db_name > /path/to/backup/db_name_$(date +%d.%m.%y).sql
    tar -czf db_name_$(date +%d.%m.%y).tar.gz /path/to/backup/db_name_$(date +%d.%m.%y).sql
    tar -czf files_$(date +%d.%m.%y).tar.gz /path/to/installation
    Then copy the zips to the new server and unzip them.
    Andrej likes this.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. BrittonG

    BrittonG Member

    Ahh, you guys are great! I'm glad Xenforo offers great support. Thank you all of you for your responses!

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