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Using Backupbuddy To Migrate A Site


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#1 Guest_RYSE_*

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:11 AM

Before I recommend that my client purchase your product, I need to make sure it can do everything we need done. My client that has administrative access to their current WordPress installation, but doesn't have access to their database or the FTP. I need to migrate this site to a new hosting environment where I've created a new WordPress Installation. Can your plugin migrate everything over (database, plugins and whatever else would be in the wp-content folder) from their current site to the new one?


Please let me know. Thanks!!


#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Hi Ryse,

No access to database or FTP? If there is already a database at the destination and you can get the backup and an importbuddy.php file moved to the destination then yeah could use BackupBuddy for it (FTP is pretty common to move/upload the files around).


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:48 AM

I just want to make sure I understand what you said. If I use BackupBuddy, it will create a backup file and an importbuddy.php file, then I'll need to move these two files to the new WordPress installation. Once I've done that, I will then be able to move everything (database, plugins and wp-content) from the current installation to the new one. Is that correct? Do I have to have FTP access to the current hosting environment to get access to these two files?

#4 Dustin Akers

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

Hi Ryse,

Once the two files (importbuddy and the backup) get put into the web root of the new site, importbuddy gets ran (at a location like yoursite.com/importbuddy.php or wherever it is located) and you go through the importbuddy wizard steps. How you get the files and move them over doesn't matter, there is a page in BackupBuddy that can help send files to the destination and plus you can also just download the backup and importbuddy to upload them to destination if you've got FTP or file manager access to destination (but not source site).

And just to be clear, when you migrate a site to a new location it doesn't copy the current source site. It puts a copy of the site contained in the backup, so it would be a copy of the site (database, plugins, etc) from when the backup was made.


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