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#44746 01/28/2003 10:56 AM
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I haven't done this in such along time..
I have a new forum and I want to transfer everything, members, threads, etc over to the new forums.
Version 5.47e for both forums.
Thanks

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#44747 01/28/2003 3:57 PM
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What you need to do is take your forums offline.
tarball up your ubbcgi and noncgi directories
eg. Run this in your ubbcgi directory
tar -cvzf ubbcgi.tar.gz *
then do the same in your noncgi dir
tar -cvzf noncgi.tar.gz *
using tar will keep the file permissions intact.

FTP the files to the new server, create your ubbcgi and ubb dir's chmod them to 777. Then untar the files into the approproate dir's
eg.
tar -xvzf ubbcgi.tar.gz
and the same for the other file.

Then go into your cp and update all the paths.
Rebuild threads and you should be done.

I've done this too many times to mention smile

Good luck!


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#44748 01/28/2003 3:58 PM
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1) Install a new copy at the target location. Configure it, register a member, make sure you can post.

2) Sling over the NonCGI directory, the forums, and the styles (Styles.file, forums.cgi). Make sure that they work.

2) Sling over the members, make sure they work (and mods.file).

3) Sling over each individual forum after nuking the /HTML/ directory. Make sure that you can post and reply.

4) Grab the BanLists directory and anything else you didn't grab before.

5) Update Threads, open the board up and pray. smile


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#44749 01/28/2003 4:00 PM
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Bah! I've been sniped! tipsy

Having written both sets of OFFICIAL instructions in the manuals, I can say with absolute certainty that you do not want to just blindly copy everything over... make a new install, and copy everything over part by part.


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#44750 01/29/2003 5:18 PM
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Im just lazy smile thats why I tarball everything, as opposed to a fresh install, then copy things over bit by bit. Touch wood, ive never had a problem doing it that way on v5, or v6 boards.


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