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[Solved] How to move to a new database?

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I would like to move my forum to a new database. while staying on the same host and domain-name.

My first step was to export the forum using Vanilla porter.

I tried editing the config.php:
I changed $Configuration['Garden']['Installed'] into FALSE,
changed the name of the database, the user and the password,
and also deleted all the .ini-files in the cache directory.

It seemed to work:
I got the installation page at the URL of the forum.

However, after having filled-in a user and a password for the forum (everything else was already filled in), I get a BONK-page, without any information.

The new database has the tables for a Vanilla forum: everything looks fine.

What did I miss?


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    please search he forums for what to do when you get bonk.

    grep is your friend.

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    I just found out:
    Before installation, you should de-activate all plugins.
    Then do a fresh install.
    Then re-activate the plugins.
    And then you can import the data of the old database.

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