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  1. fishBait
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    o/s=xp pro
    browser=IE8
    wordpress version=3.4.1
    wordPress Move version=1.3.1
    from url=http://www.lakegranburyliving.com=cpanal based
    to url=http://http://LAKEGRANBURYMAGAZINE.INFO dashboard based, no cpanal

    Moving to godaddy. WordPress Move Settings are
    Host name=ftp://LAKEGRANBURYMAGAZINE.INFO/
    Port=21
    username=xxxxx (it is correct)
    Remote Backup Path=/backup/ (no backup location on destination, so I created a new file: backup
    Passive mode=yes
    db chunk size=0
    file chunk size=10 mb

    When I go to Tools=>Migration Assistant, choose migrate!

    When Tools=>Migration Assistant screen loads, Alert Box with:
    "Stop running this script?
    A script on this page is causing IE to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer might become unresponsive.
    Yes No"
    Click No, nothing happens. Click yes, box disappears. Cannot get past this step.
    Tried ms/safari, same as above.

    Tried to uee "backup and move" plugin, says not tested on 3.4.1, it doesn't work.

    What do I do? Any help apprecciated.

    fishBait

  2. Hedley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can't comment on 'move' plugins, etc. but I have found it most reliable to move sites manually. ie:

    - use cPanel (or whatever your host uses) to make a backup of your site files
    - use pHpMyAdmin to export your database
    - upload the site files to the new server
    - manually create an empty database with cPanel
    - use phpMyAdmin to import the database
    - update the settings in wp-settings.php

    Of course, this assumes a willingness to tinker with the database. If you aren't familiar with these, you might screw it up, but you can always wipe the slate clean and start over, as long as you still have your backups. Try reading https://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress.

    Or, if this sounds like too much, maybe someone else will be able to help with the move tools you're trying.

    Good luck!

  3. fishBait
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The receiving server is not cpanel based. I have not been able to figure out what goes where from the cpanel backup.

    fishBait

  4. fishBait
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Figured it out! Thanks Hedley!

    fishBait

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