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Import from previous wordpress installation (5 posts)

  1. GregK
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm moving from one webhosting company to another and want to know how to move my wordpress installation so I don't lose all my posts.

    I assume that I export my database from the old host, re-install wordpress at the new host, and then import the database. But I need some help. For example, when I export the database each table has three files, ending with .frm, .MYD and .MYI, respectively. Which one do I import?

    Am I on the right track?

    Thanks,

    Greg

  2. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you using phpMyAdmin to create these backup files? In my experience it just gives me either a .txt file, or a gzipped text file, ending in .gz.

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This link from the documentation may be useful? http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  4. GregK
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I exported the files from phpMyAdmin, and it did give me a .tar.gz file, which I tried to import into phpMyAdmin on the new site -- with no luck. I think I exceeded the size limit.

    So I recreated the database on the new server, uncompressed the .tar.gz file, and tried to import individual tables. Still no luck.

  5. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What happened? Did it accept some but then stop? There may well be a limit to the size of your database, if so you won't be able to exceed it...

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