Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posted: 01/12/04 23:17
really pretty easy. it depends on the setup though.
you just FTP everything from your site to your computer. and then download your database.
upload everything onto the new server, and then upload the database. change permissions if needed. that's pretty much it.
Joined: 09 Jul 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 01/14/04 18:54
Alright, I have it downloaded, now where do I upload the database in myphpadmin?
I'm not sure about using phpmyadmin, but here's some steps yo can do using Jamrooms's database backup (you'll need to have shell access for these steps):
1. Backup your current database by choosing "Backup Database" from the Admin menu. It will download an SQL file to your computer, so save it somewhere.
2. backup your current Jamroom data by downloading your jamroom directory to your compter - this could take a while if you have gigs and gigs of songs. Note that if you are transferring servers on the internet, you can also just FTP directly from host to host.
3. On your new server you are going to, create a directory for Jamroom, and install Jamroom as if you were doing a new install. DO NOT add anything or modify anything in this new install though - once you see the "install successful" screen that's as far as you need to go. This will let you use a different database user/password then you are currently using, if needed.
4. Now copy all the data (everything in the songs / bands and uploads directories) that you backed up in step 2 into your new Jamroom directory, basically re-creating on the file side what your previous server looked like. Once again, there wil already be a jamroom/config/.htaccess file in your new Jamroom from your new install - don't over write that.
5. copy the .sql file from step one up to your new server into your jamroom directory. Let's say it is called "jamroom_backup.sql". From your new server, run the command:
mysql -u (database_user) -p < jamroom_backup.sql
where "(database_user)" is the name of the Jamroom database user on your new server. You'll be prompted for your Jamroom database user password - enter it, and mysql wil read in all of the commands from the jamroom_backup.sql file and "reload" your database with the contents of your previous database.