WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

XCloner - Backup and Restore
Migrate or restore on another diferente system (Plesk - Cpane (12 posts)

  1. mira360
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for this wonderful work they are doing with the plugin.

    But I wanted to ask a question, and the desire to migrate for WP MU installation to another domain (Plesk to cPanel)
    Does the plugin provides the name change, domain and directory of blogs when you restore on the new site?

    If not, please tell me how to fix?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xcloner-backup-and-restore/

  2. xcloner
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there! The WP MU migration is a little bit more complex, the plugin can restore the WPMU installation files as well as database data, however it will only change the main domain name, if you plan on changing domain names for each install on the new host, you will need to do that manually.

    Let me know if you need more details

    Ovidiu - XCloner! Support team

  3. mira360
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your clarification and quick response.

    Does anyone know what I have to change manually?
    Or that I edit and tables that are to blame MU not work when changing to a Cpanel Plesk system or vice versa?

    Has anybody seen this situation once and did something about manually editing the database?

    thanks

  4. Milan *
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I also had a similar question -

    I've used xcloner to clone a website, which was great - the wp settings to access correct URL and database were done nicely.

    However, the new database, populated with the old database's data, has references to the old URL in it. This is really bad.

    I wanted to know if this is something xcloner will fix in the future? At present, it means I have to go, open the dump in a text editor, and replace every old URL reference in the dump file with the new one, then re-import that modified dump file into the new database.

    I must say this plug-in is awesome --- i have NO idea why more plugins like this aren't available since making clones of websites is absolutely necessary if you maintain a DEV and WWW version. Thanks for all your work!

  5. mira360
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Once you try to do something similar to a database ... URL edit all of the old system and update the new URLs using text replacement.

    But I worked, we know why .. perhaps escape me something or do something wrong. Finally I had to keep a system unable to Cpanel migration.

    Will try to do some testing when I have some time.

    thanks milan.chotai to tell your experience with it.

  6. xcloner
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    XCloner does not alter the database, so if you have any url's hardcoded in your database, you might need to adjust them manually, XCloner does however replace the main site config url's inside the wp-config.php file by using the wordpress RELLOCATE option

    Hope it helps! Ovidiu

  7. Milan *
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cheers!

    Does the relocate feature affects any path values used by plug-ins, etc., that aren't stored in the database? Basically I'm wondering if I need to do a search/replace on all files in my back-up TAR to replace any paths it finds - or does the RELOCATE override these values so to speak?

  8. xcloner
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If the paths are stored inside separate config files(other than wp-config.php), then probably no, you might need to adjust those values manually or through search/replace

    Ovidiu

  9. Milan *
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cheers again for being so prompt in replying / explaining! :]

    I would humbly suggest [or at some point offer to contribute myself] this additional functionality so the intermediate / manual steps aren't required:

    [1] Replace references to old URL in the dump file prior to importing; and,
    [2] Replace references to old URL in all files after copying.

    This would provide the solution I sincerely feel most WordPress users require.

    Thanks again!

  10. xcloner
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I feel that this Search and Replace plugin might suit your needs for the database data http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/, i am pretty sure most of the data that needs to be replaced is there and not within the files, for most sites....

    Hope it helps! Ovidiu

  11. Jay Collier
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 for the search-and-replace plugin.

    I have been usng it for a while for similar functions, and it has worked very well.

  12. Milan *
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cheers xcloner. Unfortunately, my needs require the strings to be replaced within the archive file, not the active database.

    My scenario is likely akin to most people. I usually create a WordPress installation (single site not network) and customize / set-it-up as required for launch.

    After launch, I require a tool to replicate the website at any point so I have a development environment in which to either create plug-ins / themes or do performance testing.

    I find XCloner fantastic for this because it easily creates a clone and then asks for the new URL and database to use. All that is left is to ensure all references to the old URL within plug-in configuration files, themes and the MySQL dump file are changed.

    If this were possible as an additional step in the xcloner backup process it would be ideal.

    Thanks again for a great plug-in!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Plugin

About this Topic