Auto Migration From Backup Buddy?
Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:50 AM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:53 AM
Thanks for your interest in BackupBuddy.
BackupBuddy does provide a process for migrating a site without you having to use a desktop FTP client to move files from A to B but you still need to have FTP access details for your new hosting (which any reputable host will provide to you when you open the hosting account or upon request) in order that BackupBuddy can use FTP to send the necessary files to the new server.
You don't have to know anything about how FTP works in order to be able to use a desktop FTP client to move files back and forth. Actually this is the standard way of working with any hosting to upload and download files when working on any type of site and all hosts should be able to help you with getting a desktop FTP client set up for working with their hosting.
If you really don't want to use FTP then almost all hosting will be using some form of control panel that will have File Manager tools that allow you to upload and download files from and to your desktop machine through your web browser. BackupBuddy allows you to download backup files through your web browser also (as well as the migration script you also use) and then you can use your new hosting File Manager tools to upload these to your new hosting so you don't have to use FTP if you don't want to - but it is generally worthwhile getting set up to be able to use FTP if at all possible.
Additionally it is possible to move the backup file from your existing host to a new host using an intermediate offsite storage that is available for you when using BackupBuddy.
So we try to provide you with as many options as we can when migrating a site to a new server.
Please let us know whether or not this gives you the information you need or whether you have any additional question or clarification required in this respect, thanks.
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