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XF 1.2 Migrating, what data needs to be updated to the new server?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by audiokid, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Active Member

    I'm preparing to migrate to a different server. I want to get as much public_html XenForo over and set prior to the move, then , turn off my board, update the folders/data only needed and of course the current database.

    Assuming I'm not changing my add-ons until after the migration, what can I avoid updating to the new server?

    Thanks !!!
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All data is stored in data, internal_data, and the MySQL database itself. Size-wise that is going to be 99% of your forum. You aren't saving much by preloading on the new server.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Active Member

    Is it possible to update those directories rather than reload the works?
  4. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    how big is your site (filewise and database) it shouldn't take long to move multiple gigs of data via a ssh transfer.

    I move about 1gb a minute via ssh even on cheap vps.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Active Member

    The one I'm on is brutle. Taking hours to download 300g but sftp. I may have to find another solution indeed.
  6. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    have you tried zipping the files, then using wget to pull them to new server?
  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    What I normally do, is do an initial rsync of the public directory, and then when I'm ready to move the DNS over, shut the board, dump the DB, re-import the DB on the new server, and then a final rsync for anything which has changed since the initial sync.
    RoldanLT likes this.

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