[wikka-community] Migrating to new server

Dario Taraborelli dartar
Tue Jun 24 20:45:51 GMT 2008


moving the files and importing a complete SQL dump from the previous  
server is the right way to migrate your wiki. If you get a connection  
error, there's probably something wrong in your DB settings in  
wikka.config.php: double check that MySQL username, password, database  
name, hostname and table prefix match and that your user has  
privileges to access the DB.


On 24 Jun 2008, at 21:36, Frank Kibbish wrote:

> Our group is migrating to a new host, and therefore a new server.   
> The normal process for this would of course be to install wikka  
> before trying to migrate any data, but before I was even told about  
> this, our site administrator did a massive copy/paste of every file  
> in the wiki, and then created a blank MySQL database on the server.   
> He then sent me a message and asked me to create all the tables and  
> migrate the SQL data from the old server to the new.  In theory,  
> this sounds like it should work, but is it really that simple?  I  
> tried doing it that way, but I keep getting an error that says, "The  
> wiki is currently unavailable. Error: Unable to connect to the MySQL  
> database."
> I've updated the wikka.config.php file with the new database name,  
> user name and password, but obviously there's more to it than that.
> (By the way, we're on  I know we should upgrade, but I have  
> a limited window to get the site moved before our old hosting  
> agreement expires, so I'll do the upgrade later.)
> Thanks,
>   Frank

Dario Taraborelli
Wikka Development Team

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