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Restore 2007 2.3 db to 3.5.1 (4 posts)

  1. johnxyz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have an old db I want to restore:
    Generation time: dec. 2007
    Sever version: 4.1.22
    PHP: 4.4.4
    MySQL: not sure

    New Server:
    PHP 5.2.17
    MySQL 5.5.32

    I tried restoring this old db into WordPress 3.5.1. That didn't work so I tried restoring it into its original WordPress 2.3. It wouldn't allow that either.

    I imagine the problem may be the different version of PHP?

    Can anyone please tell me how to restore?

    Thank you.

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you plan on upgrading across more than two major releases, please consider upgrading incrementally to avoid potential conflicts.

    Review This WP Codex for detailed instructions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended#Detailed_Upgrade_Instructions_for_1.5.x.2C_and_versions_2.0_-_2.6.5.2C_to_3.5.1

  3. johnxyz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Tara, thanks.

    I actually tried to restore the db into the version of WP that the backup was made with and it didn't work.

    I do not understand the problem, but I have a suspicion that the problem may be that the backup (made in 2007) was on a server using an old version of PHP and since I'm trying to restore it to a server with PHP 5.2 that's causing a problem. Also, maybe the same thing applies to the old MySQL version that I made the backup with...

    I'm not sure.

    I was wondering if there was some tool which would translate an old db into a version compatible with the latest version of WP and PHP etc.

    I'm pretty clueless, but I hope I can restore this somehow.

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was wondering if there was some tool which would translate an old db into a version compatible with the latest version of WP and PHP etc.

    I am not aware of any such tool.

    You may want to consider incremental update as explained in the Codex I linked inn my previous reply.

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