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  • robci

    (@robci)


    I’m transferring my WordPress blog from one host to another, but I believe I acted too quickly. I used the Cpanel feature to make a complete backup of everything I have on the server. I thought it would be as easy as copying all of WordPress files to the new server. This didn’t work, though. I still have the generic, “hello world� post as the only thing posted. It did restore my old template, however, which is a start. I guess my question is where is my content saved if it’s not in the files that are come with WordPress? Since I made a complete backup of the server, I hope that I can still restore my 300+ posts. I have searched around and found a lot of topics about importing and exporting but nothing specifically to my problem.

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  • Mark (podz)

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    It’s all in the database … did you export that ?

    robci

    (@robci)

    No, I did not export the database. Is it too late to do so? The content is deleted from the server but I do have all the content on my desktop. I guess I can also upload it back to the server.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    Contact your old host and see – do it NOW and ask if they have any database backups of your site.

    robci

    (@robci)

    I went a head an emailed my host, but I was able to find MySQL databases from when I made the backup. I don’t if that’s what you meant or not.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    You have a backup 🙂

    Restoring that should put everything back in place:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/restore/

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