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  • Resolved d_random

    (@d_random)


    I am going to have to change my primary domain. Using these direction it says to:

    1. Upload the updated wp-config.php file via FTP if you haven’t done so already.
    2. Dump/drop all tables in your database.
    3. Restore your database by importing the edited SQL file

    What does number #2 step mean?
    Also, what if when I implement these steps and the site does not work anymore? Can I upload the old files and bring my old multisite back to life?
    I’m scared!

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  • Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    that’s why it says “make a backup” first.

    #2 mean delete the old db. Yes, delete. That’s why you BACK UP.

    because if it;s messed up you can restore the old one.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Being a chicken-shit, I tend to make a second DB and just move from DB1 to DB2 in my config file.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    I’ve done that too. AND backed up as well. πŸ˜€

    Can never have too many backups.

    Thanks guys! I just needed a little reassurance before I make the big plunge. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the safer database change idea Ipstenu!
    I will do that. πŸ™‚

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