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Trouble Importing Other OCPortal

I would like to use the OCPortal Site Merger option to selectively import data & content thats on another machine. I was thinking I could make a full backup on the source site, then simply import to the target site from it. But I keep getting errors. If the source site and destination site have the same database name, ocportal complains  You cannot merge a site with itself (you used the site's own database and table prefix as the import source . Can someone explain step by step how you are supposed to use this feature ? " Using the latest version of OCPortal. Both machines were fresh installs and upgraded to the latest version. Thanks.
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The site merge import can only work if the database is on the same server as the target sites database.
If it's not, even if we provided the option, you'd probably find it would not work anyway as by default MySQL does not enable remote connections, and also does not permit remote access for individual users unless explicitly enabled.

We always recommend to do backups and restorations outside the scope of ocPortal. Just back up the files and database (using e.g. phpMyAdmin) and restore them on the new server. In fact, I think we have a tutorial about moving sites between servers.


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Chris, Thank you for the quick reply. It was helpful, and I can now do a site restore from a backup created on another machine. Will test the ocportal site merge import option with your post in mind.
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