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#75298 (In Topic #15609)

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to to backup and restore

I wish to backup the current members and forum content, i then with to do a fresh install on another domain and restore this data into the fresh installation on the new domain.

What is the best way to backup and restore the data?

The most important things are the members data and the forums.


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Depends on what you're using at the moment, Adrian.

I will assume you're currently using ocPortal or you wouldn't be asking the question here. But, the version is going to be significant.

My suggestion would be to use phpMyAdmin and lock it all down safely on your hard drive. I cannot offer any suggestions about cPanel, because I've never used it. Perhaps somebody else has an observation.

ocPortal has its own backup tool, but I've read in the past where the staff have warned against using it for LARGE db's.

Porting the stuff across is something else, but I've actually done it, and managed to survive the experience.

Shout in these forums if you hit a speed bump, or even a brick wall.


Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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