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  • I’d like to upgrade my current WAMP environment, but not WP (am currently running 3.3.2).

    At this point, I’ve done the following:

    I’ve copied all files and the directory structure of the WP directory tree (c:\wamp\www\blog\…” to a removable disk.

    I’ve backed up my database (I have two sets of backups – backups made by phpMyAdmin and backups made by mysqldump. The database backups are approx 8 MB.

    In addition, just to be safe, I’ve copied the entire c:\wamp directory tree to a removable disk.

    Now, how should I proceed?

    Can I just uninstall the current WAMP and reinstall the new WAMP without it clobbering the existing database?

    Or, must I uninstall the WAMP components (inc the database), reinstall the new WAMP, and import the database backup?

    Or, have I missed something obvious?

    Thanks, in advance,


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  • Hmmmm, in the absence of a response (and after backing up everything per my OP), I attempted to upgrade to the latest WAMP distribution and attempted in import my database. No joy! I was unable to restore the WP database tables. No matter what database backup I tried, I get an SQL Syntax error.

    I was attempting to upgrade from 5.5.16 to 5.5.20. In anticipation of problems, I had made multiple different SQL backups including backups created by mysqldump and phpMyAdmin both with and without “SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS”.

    So, once again. What am I missing? I have a rather vanilla (and small) WP installation. I disabled all plugins prior to backing anything up. How in the world do others accomplish this task — a task that is absolutely vital to a self-hosted blog?


    P.S. I’ve given up for the moment. I simply restored my original installation with no problems.

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