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Numerous issue, headaches and concerns...

edited August 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Is there a way to back up everything and start all over again? I would like to keep all the discussions and users and begin again with all new extensions.

I'm getting more and more errors and fixing one just makes the other worse.

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    Just take a sql dump of your database and you'll be fine.
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    I have no idea how to do that. I'm assuming its through mysql? Any assitance would be greatly appreciated, I've got almost 1100 users who are depending on me fixing the site this weekend. Thanks!
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    Do you have a mysql manager like phpMyAdmin?
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    Otherwise you could try this: http://lussumo.com/addons/index.php?PostBackAction=AddOn&AddOnID=296
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    I do have a mysql manager, I believe its through my web host. I'll read over your link, I'm sure I'll have more questions. Thanks for your help.
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    So once I make a backup from the database, what's my next step? Again, my goal is to save the users and posts. I want to start from scratch with extensions.
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    Then you need to make a fresh install of vanilla, then use your mysql manager to import the database backup you made. I'd suggest you install the new one into a seperate database just incase anything goes wrong with the backup.
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    Fresh install, meaning copying all the Vanilla files to the html directory all over again? That's easy enough. Using the mysql manager, if I create a new database and import the backup, is that all I need to do? Then will the users be able to login normally?
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    if you have shell access at your host, you can do this to backup:

    mysqldump -u your_mysql_username -p -h your.mysql.host your_vanilla_db_name > vanilla.sql

    and then this to restore:

    mysql -u your_mysql_username -p -h your.mysql.host your_vanilla_db_name < vanilla.sql
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