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[resolved] MIgration issue (old server, new server, same hostname.domain) (5 posts)

  1. Crucis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've had a self-hosted wordpress blog running for six months. Last summer I moved from blogspot. All worked well (old server: Linux-Fedora 7, Apache 2.2, wordpress 3.4.2) I had a number of services running on that box, MySQL, Apache, sendmail. It'd been running for serveral years but it was slowing down as I put more and more on it.

    I bought a new quad-core (Intel) server, 6BM memory, 1tb RAID1 server and loaded it with CentOS 6.3. I've migrated most of the of the webserver contents from the old to the new. I followed the migration instructions in the codex. I was able to backup the wordpress database and restore it on the new box.

    WordPress isn't running correctly. I can access the initial web page but it's text only no graphics. I can't access the administrator pages, dashboard. I get a 404 error. The directory permissions are the same, wp_config.php is the same (no changes required,) owner/group/permissions on the directories and files are the same.

    The only difference is the root directory. Due to space issues, the parent wordpress directory on the old server was/is under root. On the new CentOS box, it's under /opt. Apache on Centos is httpd-2.2.15-15.el6.centos.1.x86_64, vs. httpd-2.2.8-1.fc7 on the old server.

    I think it's either a permissions issue or redirection in Apache but I'm a loss to tell which or if it's something else. At the moment, I'm still pointing at the old box (http://crucis-court.com). I can reroute to the new server if I know in advance when someone would like to look.

    Any suggestions?

  2. johnmorm
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey my problem is that i had a blog on blogger with this domain name http://bit.ly/Lx8rsL. Yesterday i shifted to wordpress with 000webhost.com hosting with the same domain. I had updated the nameservers on godaddy and i was able to open my website through wifi connection. But, when i used cellular connection,then i was getting an error message this blog was not found on server that's all we know with google symbol. I thought that this might be because i have not removed the older @ and cname settings for blogger which i have not removed from godaddy. So i deleted them, but its more than 5 hours.Now there is no error message from google, it doesnot even opens any page. Kindly help.

  3. nerdemption
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i think there is an issue with Source Path.
    Can you Give us the link so that we can see what is missing?

  4. johnmorm
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    which source path...plz help

  5. Crucis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mark this as RESOLVED.

    From the symptoms, it problem had to be an Apache error. The Apache config files weren't all that different. I had copied httpd.conf from the old server to the new one. Everything else worked...except for the virtual servers (I have two.) I forgot to check the other hosted domain and didn't notice it didn't work until this morning.

    The fix: Instead of copying the "old" httpd.conf and making the changes to reflect the new server, I went back to the original, supplied httpd.conf installed on the new server and modified it to reflect the needs for the webserver.

    Instead of doing a cut 'n paste for the virtual server section, I re-ented them by hand. This time, the blog looks and appears as it should...http://crucis-court.com.

    The problem was Apache and the configuration. The old vs. new server were "nearly" the same version but not exact. Lessons learned: don't copy config files. Modify the new ones to reflect the correct configuration. Old does not equal the same in the case of config files.

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