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  • Hi. I found a new host and I’m moving two sites over. One of them is a b2evolution site and the move went fine. The other is a WordPress site and I’m having problems. First, the domain name hasn’t changed — I just moved it to a new host. I uploaded all my files to the new host and proceeded to upload my old MySQL database to an empty database on my new host with phpMyAdmin. The upload in phpMyAdmin seemed to go well. Then I typed in my URL and got a message about installing WP. I probably shouldn’t have done it, but I clicked to install. During the WP installation, I got a few messages about tables already existing but I went through the 3 steps and prayed for the best. Now when I type in my URL I get what looks like my site, with the right CSS and everything — as well as my categories — but all my posts and the links I had in my link manager are gone.

    My config file has been updated with my new database details. When I look at my new database in phpMyAdmin, it says 13 tables are in there, including wp_posts, wp_linkcategories and wp_links. I’m guessing I need to do something to these tables in phpMyAdmin? Any ideas? Any help would greatly appreciated.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    If you have the .sql backup file, you can redo this.
    Halfway down is the Restore DB stuff

    You then just upload your existing WP files, or WP of the same version and it should work – there is no need to re-install / upgrade.
    might be useful to read ?

    Hmm, thanks. I thought maybe the problems were due to the fact that I uploaded the MySQL database after uploading the rest of my WP files, so I deleted both and tried again in reverse order. No luck. I still got a message saying “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WordPress yet. Try running install.php.”

    If I figure it out I’ll post back to close the thread, but right now it’s looking like I’ll be using Google’s cache of my site to help me remember what I had here. Oy.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    If you have an sql backup, I’ll help you get it back in and running if you want, and I can do test installs / whatever in my space to make it as easy as possible.

    Drop me an email if this sounds okay
    tamba2 at gmail dot com
    (I’m in the UK just in case you are in the US)

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