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Moving Installed Forum from to

I have tried to move my installed forum from to with little success. For additional information, I used simple scripts. I believe during my initial installation to, it created a database for me.

I went into simple scripts's Vanilla Forums Panel
which only gave me 3 options - namely:

  • Update Access Configuration
    If you have recently changed your password, or renamed your hosting account, use this utility.

  • Update Location
    If you manually reconfigured your installation to another domain or folder, use this utility.

  • Update Version
    If you have upgraded or downgraded this installation via any other upgrade method, use this utility.

When I tried to update the new location to install the vanilla forums simplescript installer to it worked for a moment, until I uninstalled the original installation at

Now I am getting a error message when I try to access my and is gone as I was uninstalling it to prevent the duplicate after "successful" move.

I'm getting the Bonk error message, does anyone have any experience with moving the forums?

I'm struggling to think if I can include anymore information which might be useful to resolving this. Hope someone can help.

Thanks guys.


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