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    Manual Backup and Restore

    Hi,

    I'm moving our site to a new dedicated server hopefully. What is the best way to backup and restore? I've FTP'd all the content across and have also done a MYSQL backup of the Joomla database so i was thinking of restoring the joomla database using phpmyadmin, then uploading all the content to the root folder on the new hosting through CS New Media.

    Have i missed anything out of this step?

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    You're pretty much there, back up of the actual files and a database back up combined with updating your config files for the new database info and you're good.

    Test it before you make the switch to make sure it all goes smoothly.

    That said, CSNewMedia aren't stupid they'll help you get it squared away if you do have any probs.

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    Brilliant, thought it would be something along those lines Thanks again.

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    No worries, I tend to make the migration over from A>B then spoof my host file to point www.thedomain.com over to the new host to test all of the modules out. (php version differences often count!)

    Better to be safe than sorry and then keep a copy for a while afterwards just incase!

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    Yes i'm doing a offline test first using Xampp then going for it next week. Our current site is a bit pants and rather than developing everything were lauching the new joomla site and building on it as we need to we can use it straight away.

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    It works doing it as you are and what I usually did, copy over the files, upload the database, make the changes and you are off and running. However, I came across Akeeba Backup at http://www.akeebabackup.com/ and have been using it ever since. It basically backs everything up and you upload the zip file on the new server, extract it, and go to the directory and you will be directed to the installed and it will walk you right through it. Makes it a lot faster that moving everything over yourself.

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    Just spotted this...

    If you need any help transferring over just let us know!

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    Today I've just used what Adam suggested and it worked like magic!
    I cannot recommend something else better, faster or easier than this: Akeeba Backup at http://www.akeebabackup.com

    Regards,
    Costi B.

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