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What is the best way to move CMS sites to a new hosting company?

Thread began 9/30/2022 8:28 pm by LWag48648773 | Last modified 10/04/2022 8:26 am by Ray Borduin | 129 views | 16 replies |

LWag48648773

What is the best way to move CMS sites to a new hosting company?

I'm losing links to files or the files themselves. Linked files are fine on one site but not on others. Thought I did everything the same.
Setup database. Uploaded CMS folder except connections folder. Ran installer. Export database from old server. Import to new. Everything was going along great until I realized files weren't there. Do I need to bring them over somehow?

Thank you.
Laura

Update - I found the files and figured out kcfinder is messed up. Not sure how to fix just those tables in the database while leaving the others alone.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The kfm tables should be regenerated automatically. They should be re-created and updated with the current file information.

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LWag48648773

Thank you Ray. What do I do when I get the message the tables already exist? When I run the installer, it creates the tables. Then I want to import the database from old server but it has all the same tables in it. I think where I messed up is I deleted all the newly generated tables thinking the old ones could easily take their place and I wouldn't get those messages.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Just delete them all... or don't include them in the import. Those tables should be automatically generated and shouldn't need to be moved over.

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LWag48648773

New plan - I think I was over-complicating things. All I really need to do is export the database from old server. Import to new server. Download all the saved files with CMS. Upload all CMS files tp mew server. I think I shouldn't need install_cms folder.

What am I missing because these steps aren't working either?

thank you.

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LWag48648773

And now I'm back to no files and I just get that weird image in KCFinder. I tried with kfm tables and w/o. I have everything duplicated on new server. Database export - import. Connections file updated. Not uploading install folder. I must be missing some little step.

thank you.
Laura

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you send me FTP access then I can take a look, or you can call me and we can do screen sharing. My only guess is that the file upload folder isn't set correctly. I don't think this is a database issue.

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LWag48648773

Here's the one that has done the best so far.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I can't seem to browse to the files when I upload them they aren't changed. Do I need to use a different url?

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