Support » Plugin: Online Backup for WordPress » is it possible to store online from 1 server & restore to another?

  • I’m attempting to A) backup from one server for the purpose of B) uploading to another.

    In other words, my intent is to move a site without having to use phpmyadmin to do so

    Am I able to do this using your plugin?

    I discovered simply downloading a backup was not going to pull this off as there seems to be no “restore” button within the settings

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wponlinebackup/

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  • Plugin Author Online Backup

    (@driskell)

    Hi,

    We don’t have a restore option just yet but we’re working on one.

    You’ll need to manually upload the Filesystem and then import the Database on the target server. However, this will create an exact clone of your WordPress. If the URL of the target server is different it won’t work properly and you may need to look at the following Codex page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    As part of a restore option we’re working on the Moving WordPress stuff will be automated.

    Jason

    Thanks for the quick reply

    you said:
    You’ll need to manually upload the Filesystem and then import the Database on the target server

    OK, i already FTPd down the wp-content directory from the originating host and FTP:d up that directory to the target host.

    so I’m not concerned with restoring the file system

    How am I to restore the mysql database?
    am I to
    A) unzip the downloaded backup
    B) hunt for only the .sql file
    C) upload using myphpadmin?

    Oh, and this part of your response:
    If the URL of the target server is different it won’t work properly…”

    other then editing the path in wp-config.php to include the info for the new server and the path to the mysql database is there anything else I’d have to do?

    I mean does the use of this particular plugin require any steps other then editing the path inside the wp-config.php file?

    Plugin Author Online Backup

    (@driskell)

    Hi lawyerseo,

    Correct, unzip the downloaded backup. Inside is a “Database” folder. Inside that is your database backup in .SQL format. Just import that using phpMyAdmin.

    If the URL is different you need to follow: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    Editing wp-config.php is not enough as some areas of the database actually point to the old URL, and you’ll find the WordPress login just doesn’t work and redirects you to the old URL.

    I think on the one or two I’ve done myself, I just needed to edit wp_options table for: home and siteurl options. Once done, I then needed to deactivate a few plugins and reactivate them as some plugins were also storing various URLs. After that everything seemed to be fine, but it depends on the blog, plugins installed, themes installed, etc etc. It’s not really my area of expert at the moment!

    Regards,

    Jason

    I think I got it, thanks

    existing website is http://www.carfindersmd.com
    I uploaded it to http://www.frederickmdtestbed.com

    am pretty sure when the backup “wakes up” and finds itself living on carfindersmd.com (but on a new webhost) everything will work fine

    Plugin Author Online Backup

    (@driskell)

    That will work, if you uploaded it to a different URL, and then you change the URL to be what the original one was, the WordPress will work fine.

    So yes it will “wake up” once you can visit it from the original URL again.

    Jason.

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