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[resolved] Trashed my site - Oops! But I do have a db backup. (2 posts)

  1. martcol
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I used a plugin yesterday to change the prefix thing away from wp_ becuase I have been trying to focus on security. I also did the thing of moving config.php to the root. I used wp sucurity scan plugin to change the db prefix and there I made a db backup. Now I have completely trashed it.

    I did a reinstall of WP and am trying to use the back-up file but it all goes wrong. One of the things that happens is that when I use the backup.sql file it seems to install to another db underneath the new one.

    If I use an backup.sql file does everything have to be exactly the same before I can use it. I wonder if it's going wrong becuase I backed up when the db prefix was the default wp_ and my new config.php has something else?

    If I all is lost, I'll stop trying and fess up to the site owner!

    It's not too serious. There are about 10 posts and I think that most of that is saved in word files somewhere.

    martin

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wonder if it's going wrong becuase I backed up when the db prefix was the default wp_ and my new config.php has something else?

    certainly would be a problem as both have to match

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