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moving created forum on ensim server to cpanel server

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  1. jennt

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    Hi there,

    I would like to know how you would maintain the forum that was originally created in the ensim server.

    Right now, i'm just copying all the files on the old server to my laptop, which is pretty huge. once i have all the files, what should i do to move the forum from the other server to the cpanel server, since my hosting company said that they'll be deleting the files on the old server in about 1 week.

    help please :)
     
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    moving created forum on (ensim) different server to cpanel server

    Hi there i'm new at this,

    I would like to know how you would keep the forum that was originally created on the ensim server and move it to the cpanel. Is there a way to make a forum?

    Right now, i'm just copying all the files on the old server to my laptop, which is pretty huge. once i have all the files, what should i do to move the forum from the other server to the cpanel server, since my hosting company said that they'll be deleting the files on the old server in about 1 week.

    help please :), and thank you!
     
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    It would help to know what forum software but:

    - Backup the files from the old server
    - Backup the database from the old server
    - Create a database on the new server
    - Restore the files on the new server
    - Restore the database on the new server
    - Adjust the configuration file for the new database info
    - Adjust any paths
     
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    hey thanks for the info,

    The database is phpbb

    right now i'm tyring to figure out how to back up the old server and database
     
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    ok, everything above is accurate then. Once you move files and reload the db just edit config.php with your new database info.
     
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    by backup-ing, you mean just save all the files from the server?
    from ensim server, how would i backup the database?
     
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    The database is not a file you can copy. I believe you can use phpBB to create a database backup or you can use phpMyAdmin on Ensim. If the database is pretty small (less than 2 MB) you can restore it via phpMyadmin also. If not your host may need to restore it.
     
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    Be sure to backup the forum database and copy that to the new server as well as the files. If you have SSH access you could just rsync everything over. After all the files and database(s) are copied, you'll have to make adjustments in your admin control panel for the correct paths and URL. You'll also need to re-create any email accounts associated with the forums.

    Which forum software are you using?
     
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    I'm using a phpBB forum

    I already moved the files over to the new server.
    I tried configuring the config.php to match the credentials of the mysql database.

    However, whenever i try to go to the forum page, it still doesnt work...
     
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    You really should be asking your host these questions.
     
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    Hey
    yes, i already asked my host. they told me how to install a forum on my site.

    unfortunately... when i try to reuse the database from before

    i get an error saying:
    Please specify a different table prefix that is not in use in the selected db.

    i used phpbb for the table prefix. (what is the prefix for by the way? :) )

    how would i be able to reuse the forum database?

    edit:: never mind, i think i got it working... but the only thing is... now how do i change its char set to utf-8 with this?
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
     
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    that would normally be in your template header
     
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    That was nice of them. They should also be able to help with creating new databases and such. And you'd find support for phpbb software at the phpbb forums. ;)
     
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    Hi again,

    I believe I'm done with transferring all the files to my computer. I've already uploaded new files of the website on cpanel.

    I've also backed up the database from the ensim server. I've uploaded the database onto cpanel, the database's char set is utf-8.
    And I transferred all the forum files to the cpanel.

    THe problem I'm currently having is that although the characters seem to be correct when i view the values in phpmyadmin, when i access the forum page with its ip address/forum (which is currently not linked to the old server), there seems to be no response, i'm left with a blank page.

    I have also changed the config.php file to the appropriate dbuser and dbpassword. What could be the problem?

    Hence, I am currently trying another method, I installed the forum fresh, but using the old database. THe characters viewed from phpmyadmin seems to be correct as before, however when i view the page with the ip address: 67.55.46.101/vwat.org/forum
    The characters have disappeared and become question marks. What could be the problem here?

    THank you in advance
     
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    As I mentioned previously, this forum is not where you'd go for support, you'll want to visit your hosts forums for support, or the phpbb forums.

    Maybe this thread can help. If not, post a new message there for assistance.
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=879495

    These problems you're posting about are not cPanel related.
     
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