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XF 1.2 Trouble importing database

Floyd R Turbo

Well-known member
#1
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:

SQL query:

--
-- Database: `xxxxxforum`
--
CREATE DATABASE `xxxxxforum` DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

MySQL said:


#1044 - Access denied for user 'xxxxx'@'localhost' to database 'xxxxxforum'
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.
 

Floyd R Turbo

Well-known member
#3
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.
 

Floyd R Turbo

Well-known member
#4
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?
 

Floyd R Turbo

Well-known member
#7
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.