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Uploading Backed up files (4 posts)

  1. Consu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm trying to upload a backed up wordpress website using an ftp client and uploading it to a new installation of wordpress. However every time I upload and try to view it says error connecting to database. Firstly is it possible to do this? if so, what do i need to do? I'm sure I will have to change some scripting or file names but not sure which ones to make it compatible

    Thanks

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To correctly back up a WordPress site, you must back up both the Files and the WordPress database. Likewise, to recover a broken WordPress site, you must recover both Files and Database.

    However, your "error connecting to database" problem sounds more like incorrect values in wp-config.php.

  3. Gtantra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Besides uploading the backed-up wordpress folder , you would also need to upload the "backed-up" SQL database.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    However every time I upload and try to view it says error connecting to database.

    You may need adit your wp-config.php file with correct database info.

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