Moving WordPress to a new server (2 posts)

  1. nordicweb
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a large blog 2.9.2 on my old server
    I installed a new version 2.9.2 on a new server.
    I backed up my blog on the old server in a .sql file
    I imported the .sql file from the old server to the new wp database.
    I copied 'all' the WordPress website folders and files from the old server to the new server.
    I updated the wp-config.php on the new server with the proper settings.
    When I run WordPress on the new server after importing the .sql file, and all the web files from the old server, WordPress begins a new install and wipes out all the posts in the newly imported wp-posts table.
    What am I doing wrongly? Can you offer a step by step solution to migrate the data?

  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is an article showing the steps I use to migrate (copy) a site: http://wordpress.mcdspot.com/2012/08/22/migrating-a-wordpress-site-step-by-step/

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