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Re: Exporting and Importing Buddypress Content

Tony Zeoli


You should be able to export your DB from GoDaddy using phpMyAdmin. I have done this and it works fine. You have to follow the instructions posted by mercime on the WordPress Codex.

Now, if you are trying to IMPORT your DB the same way on a new host DB, hosts like 1and1 limit your MySQL upload to 2MB only. This means you have to use the command line with linux commands to perform a “mysqldump”. Performing this action, will backup your DB file to a folder. Then, you FTP it down to your desktop. Upload it to the folder on your new server and dump it into the new DB by performing a “mysql” action. You can find the commands in both links provided by mercime.

We just exported and imported in this way from GoDaddy to 1and1. Took me a minute to figure out how to perform a mysql action, but once I learned how to do it, it was a breeze.

What you might find, is that on your new host you don’t have enough php memory. That may be an issue. I’m facing that right now.

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