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Can I just backup a cluster of wordpress blogs and reupload them on a new host?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Ranko Jones, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    Could I setup a cluster of 10+ blogs on one host then download the root to disk and reupload them to the new host to save me having to reinstall them one by one?

    I imagine I'll have to change the config.php file? Would this work? anything else I'd have to change?
     
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    of course you can, you need to backup the db also
     
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    Ye I used to have the wordpress plugin for my money sites but I've never had cause to use them to reupload.
     
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    slick move...I've actually done (something like) that...there's no uP to it though...all you end uP doing is a ton of heavy lifting for nothing...even more so if any of your already indexed work is really ranking and/or pullin traffic/sales...because in effect you're starting all over from scratch...

    I'd suggest you do one of those classic "PRO/CON" lists and see what shakes out...
     
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    If you have shell access it's easy.

    Just tar your root directory to take care of the files, then make a little script to backup each DB, then on the new host just untar the files and reverse the script to restore the DBs - only issue you might have is if the real paths are different (ie var/www etc), not sure if that effects wordpress...?
     
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    what is uP?

    I did a booboo...I thought that drag and drop in filezilla would just copy the files, turns out it's gonna cut and paste :( so will have to reup them again after.
     
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    What? If your using filezilla just download everything to local, then log on to your new host and upload, easy. As I said though you also need to take care of the databases.
     
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    Ahb yes the databases.

    How would I deal with them?

    Man it could be complex as I forgot what they are all labeled as...

    I haven't been keeping a uniform naming structure and have been making different dbs on many diff hosts.

    What I meant is I didn't see the download thing so I dragged and dropped so it meant it cut and pasted all the files to the folder on my computer. Where is the download option in filezilla? I have only used it on a very rudimentary basis.

    Hm, if I drag and drop to the desired folder on my home comp will it download them rather than cutting them and deleting the original files? I presumed the latter but I just looked in filezilla and it seems the former might be the case since the files seem to still be there which I downloaded. This would be good and what I wanted originally.
     
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    Best thing to do is create local folders for each site, then download the config file of each site into the relevent folder, then you have details of each database!

    As I said if you have shell access you can use some code to backup DBS if not, you can go in via mysqladmin, OR you can install a wordpress plugin to do it I think.

    If you really don't like the sound of it, pm me and I will do it for you but I will charge a fee.