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XF 1.2 Trouble importing database

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Floyd R Turbo, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    following the importing guidelines thread for this process http://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/

    I'm transitioning my VB4 forum to XF and I am also switching hostin. I have VB4 on GoDaddy so I exported the DB from the php panel and saved it locally. Not that big of a forum, only about 42 meg for reference.

    I have XF installed on my xfhost account and went through all 5 steps of the installation thread http://xenforo.com/help/installation/ and that all went good.

    So I have the XF database created and a copy of the bare-bones install saved in case I have to wipe it out and try again.

    My issue is trying to import an already existing database from godaddy into xfhost while also switching hosting at the same time. I created a second database in phpmyadmin on xfhost but it has a different name from the one I am importing, and when I try to import it I get a 1044 error:

    So I'm trying to transfer the existing VB4 database from the old host to the new one, then I'll import that via the XF admin CP but I can't get the database to import on to the new server

    the name of the database I created (to import the old one into) is 'xxxxx_vb' not 'xxxxforum'. is this the problem?

    Is there something that I have to do in order to perform this correctly?

    I know just enough to be dangerous here so forgive me if I ask stupid sounding questions. Lots of PC & OS experience, next to no DB experience.
  2. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    Not sure what I did but I got it to import...
  3. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    I think that when I tried to export the DB, I was exporting the main DB and not all the individual tables within it. With the last export I performed I had to select all the individual tables.
  4. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    Ok got another problem. After importing I did save the archive log file and it downloaded it to my local PC but I use firefox and it didn't really 'save' it so it's gone. But on this page http://xenforo.com/help/import-redirection/ it says "If you do not archive the data at the end of the import process, you will have an opportunity to do so should you come to start a new import." So how exactly does this work, the page doesn't look the same as the pic on that thread. Do I have to wipe out the database and re-import it, just so I can get the archive log and get my redirects to work right?
  5. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    never mind I found it in phpmyadmin...
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    The error in your first post indicates that you used the wrong credentials.
    Adam Howard likes this.
  7. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    Well I don't know what that means. I exported the DB the first time and I think what happened was I had selected the top level forum name along with the information_schema database (that spit out a different error that I didn't post) then the second time I only selected the forum DB, that gave the error I posted, next time I entered the forum DB and selected all the tables, then exported those in bulk and imports the tables into the new DB, which took.

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