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[resolved] Switching Hosts and Recovering a Site (8 posts)

  1. pgarciac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, here is my story... I am new with WordPress.
    I helped my company moving from one web host to another one. I was aware of them having a WordPress blog for their site as a link (www.sitename.com/wp).

    I tried logging in, and installed the CloudSafe365 WP plugin. Then I tried backing up the Database, which gave me a file in this format filename.sql.gz. I thought it was done and I was going to be able to recover the content of the blog.

    After all the "switching hosts and DNS info" happened, I put the files as they were saved before, in a wp folder, back in the site. After failed attempts to logging to phpMyAdmin, create a database, and import the sql.gz file, I tried reinstalling WordPress (overwriting files in the existing wp folder).

    To make a long story short, I tried "Recovering" the database using the CloudSafe365 WP plugin (for some reason, this plugin was still there) but it does not let me pull-up local files (filename.sql.gz).

    I REALLY need the content back but at this point I am not sure what to do... Any HELP would be greatly appreciate it!
    THANKS in ADVANCE!!!!!!

    P.S: I can still have access to my old web hosting files saved in the wp folder of the site, if that helps!

  2. Jay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you still have the old database on the old server? also, did you use the same database name and password?

  3. pgarciac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I believe they do... I'm finding out right now.
    Since I did not install WordPress, I have no information of the database so the new one was automatically created by GoDaddy...

  4. pgarciac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...to answer your question, no, database name and password is not the same

  5. Jay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Take a look at this or at this

  6. pgarciac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Jay,
    Thank you sooooo much for your help. The articles you recommended helped solve the issue.

    What I ended up doing after freshly re-installing WordPress was login into phpMyAdmin and uploading the backup copy I had of the database. Then I just modified the wp-config.php file with the name of the newly created database and the password.... and Voila, it worked!

    Thank you for your help!!!

  7. pgarciac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  8. Jay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No prob, glad it worked for ya.
    Cheers!

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