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  • I recently decided to move servers.

    Now, what I’d like to do is to take my old blog and move it on to the service at wordpress.com

    Sadly I never upgraded from 2.0.X so the only thing I can get out is an sql dump.

    Now I’m not sure how I am supposed to get that into the 2.6 wordpress.com seems to be running, and an option like rss importing doesn’t seem possible (not that I’m very clear on how to do that either).

    Now if this has already been asked, please point me to the answer, but how do I import my backup from 2.0.X to 2.6 with my limited access?

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  • You upgrade it to the latest and it will have an Export option (and wp.com has the Import feature).

    Another option might be to try this plugin on the old blog:
    http://technosailor.com/2006/07/05/wordpress-to-wordpress-import/

    I no longer have access to the old server, is there some way I can convert my backup to the proper version without it?

    If that plugin doesn’t work for you either… then the only thing I can think of would be this:
    – make a local install using XAMPP
    – import your mysql backup into the DB using phpMyAdmin
    – upgrade
    – use the WP’s built-in Export (in 2.6)
    – Import the exported file to wp.com

    I got as far as step 3 before I hit a road block.

    After upgrading my database I got the following message when logging in:

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    Since I’m logging in with the admin account I’m not really sure how to procede.

    I do have direct access to the sql database through phpmyadmin though.

    Slow but successful way to upgrade
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/191551?replies=12

    Same problem… different versions.

    Does anyone know how to deal with this sufficient permissions bug?

    nm, fixed that bug.

    Apparently, while my databases were prefixed with jim (lowercase) the correct prefix was Jim (with the uppercase J), I find it strange that it doesn’t require consistency between these two.

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