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    Moving Joomla from 1 server to another

    I have joomla 1.5 running on Server 2003 using Wamp server. My 2k3 server is just beginning its death throes so it needs moving.

    I have room on a 2008r2 server for the Joomla site.

    So is it just a case of installing wampserver on the 2008 box and moving the database etc, or am I oversimplifying the process?

    Thanks

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    Do the following...

    Back up your web pages
    Back up your database
    Install WAMP
    Copy webpages from one server to the other in the exact file directory as used on previous server
    Copy database from one server to the other in the exact database directory as used on previous server

    In THEORY it should work if you reset the links to your site. I did this and it seemed to go fine.

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    That's exactly what I did and it worked fine.

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    i have done it a few times . Dont use phpmyadmin to make a backup of the database

    1.) use mysql administrator GUI to make a copy of the schema
    2.) copy the folder for joomla
    3.) restore with mysql administrator and copy back the folder

    Edit the config file in joomla folder to match the correct username and passwords for the new server/mysql. I think wamp/xamp uses a blank password for root so you may wanna change that .

    If this is a production server may i suggest installing apache/mysql/php properly

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    Thanks guys, copied the database, copied the www etc, selected the correct php/sql versions and the site is up and running on new hardware.

    Ta muchly

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    In the future just use akeeba backup to back it up and then kickstart to restore!!!

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