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reinstalling with a new host (14 posts)

  1. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just transfered to a new host and unfortunately lost my back up drive where I had backed up my ENTIRE BLOG!

    Luckily for me the old host gave me an ENTIRE BACKUP in a tar.gz file and i have been able to unarchive it and restore my entire site http://www.divyapalat.com EXCEPT my WordPress Blog which seems to have refreshed to a NEW Blog completely. I have seen all my old post while i was unarchiving and i just want to know how i can access them!

    I transfered the entire directory in divyapalat.com/blog but when I type that I get this new completely , empty blog though on my ftp transfer filezilla I can see all my plugins, content etc neatly saved!

    PLEASE HELP....THIS IS YEARS OF WORK

  2. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    do you have a database backup?

  3. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No the backup was on a drive that was stolen so all I have us the complete site backup which I unarchived and took the blog directory out , changed the wp-config file with the new hosts info

  4. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    all of your WordPress content is stored in the database, so with out a database backup you are not going to be able to restore. As your previous hosting company was able to supply a file backup, ask them whether they can also provide a database backup.

  5. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They did give me a database backup... That's what I unarchived

  6. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i have a sql backup as we'll

  7. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    did you restore it correctly onto a new db at the new host?

  8. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i have a sql backup as well from my phpmyadmin from my prev host

  9. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes i did...created a new db...added the new password...host etc.

  10. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you need to restore the MySQL backup to a new, empty db at the new host and edit the database connection details in your wp-config.php to be correct for the new database.

  11. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Trying to do that so I have to upload the MySQL into the new phpmyadmin site in my new hosting site , correct?

  12. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes - your hosting company should have instructions specific to their environment

  13. divyapalat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They seem to have an upload limit . MySQL file seems larger. What do I do?

  14. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is the MySQL backup zipped? If not, zip it and try to upload the zipped version - they usually compress well, so may be within the limit your host imposes.

    If this still does not upload, you should contact your host's support and ask them to relax the limit for you.

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