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Working on a Site Locally

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wickedstangs, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    How can you move a site to my server to work on locally? I have a full cpanel backup of a site that is still live. Before I move it, I would like to attempt an upgrade. Its a SMF forum which I like to upgrade to vB then to Xenforo. Hope I explained this correctly.
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  3. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

  4. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    Maybe use MyBB (since it's free).

    Convert from SMF --> MyBB and then from MyBB --> XenForo

    Xenforo has a MyBB importer built in.

    http://xenforo.com/help/importing/
     
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  5. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    I have vBulletin 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, and 4.x. may try that see how it goes.. Only issue is I have a cpanel backup and the site is live.
     
  6. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    You don't have to have the CPANEL backup.. Basically all you need is two things:

    1.) Database Dump (SSH is the best way to do this)
    2.) Tar.GZ of your forum/ directory.

    Do you actually have a local "server" or are you using XAMPP to run it on your PC?

    I'm running local copy on my PC in XAMPP and it works perfect (exact copy of my live site).
     
  7. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    I have a knownhost VPS but, the site is at bluehost.com I did a cpanel backup and installed it fine on my server.

    I had to edit my "hosts" file to see it .. When I try and do the upgrade to VB it takes me to a broken URL...
     
  8. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    I started to run XAMPP and got errors and decided not today..:)
    xampp.JPG

    Xampp2.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
  9. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    I thought you was upgrading to XenForo, I don't understand why you're upgrading VB(vBulletin).
     
  10. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    because Xenforo has a importer from VB to Xenforo and VB has an importer from SMF so I hope it should be easier. I am trying to go from SMF > vB > Xenforo
     
  11. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    so far so good..
    xampp3.JPG
     
  12. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    My XenForo forum is located here on XAMPP

    C:\xampp\htdocs\forum

    Launch phpMyAdmin by going to the Admin button on the MySQL row. create a new Database by going Users --> insert Username, Password, and check create database ( BLUE X).

    php-2.PNG
     
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  13. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    Can a backup be installed?
     
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Not directly, you need to extract it first.
    Copy the ftp files and also upload the database on phpmyadmin.
     
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Does the database you create locally in phpmyadmin have to be the same name of the database you're uploading?
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  17. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    Very Cool, I got it to work.. Now how do I upload a database on phpmyadmin
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  18. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    If the database is large, it'd be easier to use the command line to import it.
    If not, you'd need to increase the php file upload limits to import via phpmyadmin
     
  19. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    yes, it bigger than allowed do you know how to increase it?
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  20. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    Code:
    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    ; http://php.net/upload-max-filesize
    upload_max_filesize=2M
    Found the above in the php.ini file
     

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