Support » Plugin: All-in-One WP Migration » Moving from Windows server to Linux

  • Resolved igb10


    How long does import usually takes? It’s showing “Retrieving a list of all WordPress files…” message for about 3 hours now. Should I keep waiting? Also I’m moving from Windows server running PHP 5.4 to Linux server running PHP 7.2 – is that a problem?

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  • Plugin Author Pim J. Iliev


    Hi igb10,

    Could you downgrade PHP on your Linux website from 7.2 to 5.6 and let us know how it goes?

    Plugin Author Pim J. Iliev


    You can also send us an update to support at for assistance.

    Hi Pim,

    So here how I made it work:
    When I created export, I disselected “plugin files” and “media files”. And after that I was able to create successful export .wpress file to download.

    But then I couldn’t upload for a new WP site for some reason. So I uploaded it manually to backup folder. Then it wouldn’t open backup file and I tried about 4 times. So when I almost gave up – it opened on the 5th try! But then again failed to install. Then on the 6th try it worked!

    After that I manually FTP all my media file from my old site to the new one. And then I just did a fresh install of the same plugins on the new site, that I had on my old site.

    So I didn’t have to downgrade PHP and all my database and the rest of files seem to work on the new Linux servers, as they worked on my Windows server.

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