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Migrate Vanilla to another Server


i want to move to another hosting company.

Still running a forum on 2.6.4.

First i want to do a test e.g. :

old url:
new url:

Is there a migration tool? The database will change.

Hope someone can help me.




  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    It's quite easy and the first 4 steps are what you would have expected anyway:

    1. Export database from old SQL server
    2. Import database to new SQL server
    3. Download files from old file server
    4. Upload them to new file server
    5. Change database information in /conf/config.php
    6. Delete everything in the /cache folder

    When handling with files and you are not on linux all the time, you might have to fix the file permissions.

    /conf, /uploads, and /cache must be writable, all other folders must be readable by the www user.

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