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[resolved] What IS my WordPress database name? (7 posts)

  1. cartoono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Trying to upgrade from 2.6, I don't think I have the right 'Wordpress database name' - I'm using one given to me by the MySql panel on my Hosting control panel. Should I be looking elsewhere for the real one?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Don't know WHY you would need your WordPress database name to do an upgrade.

    Please review Upgrading WordPress.

    Then name of your database, if you have a running blog, should be in your wp-config.php.

  3. cartoono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! That's fixed it! Didin't know I had to use the original database name. Thank you again!

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Again, don't understand what procedure you are following that would require that information. An upgrade, done properly, will not need that info.

  5. gasballoon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    MichaelH - I am currently preparing to upgrade from 2.0.3 to 2.8.4
    I have 2 archive databases which I backed up to desktop.
    Looking at the current config file - I seem to be using an archive database as the current database.
    So I uploaded it to a new wordpress2.8.4 installation and it only showed posts from archive date.
    How do I learn the current database name used by my blog?

    I note your comment about an upgrade done properly will not need this information, but I am all for belt and braces.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How do I learn the current database name used by my blog?

    Talk to your host or check your hosting control panel or look in phpMyAdmin.

    Also see this topic:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/292715?replies=3

  7. gasballoon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks MichaelH - I'll try those places.

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