[plug] help needed to rebuild wordpress website

David Godfrey info at sbts.com.au
Thu Oct 1 14:11:01 UTC 2015

Hi Jon,

A quick check leads me to think that it may be worth trying to start the 
old install either on new hardware or in a Virtual Machine (eg: Virtual 
Box) then use one of the pages found here
Wordpress Migration 
to export the site.

It should then be easy to bring it into the new server. the change in 
version should get handled gracefully by the import.

Most virtualisation platforms like Virtual Box can be configured to run 
a guest from a real hard drive, but I would be inclined to copy the 
content of your old drive into a virtual disk, then use your suse boot 
disk to boot the guest.

If you think you may want to boot the guest again in the future, rerun 
your bootloader config (eg: update-grub) from inside the guest so you 
don't need to use the boot disk.

David G

On 01/10/15 21:59, David Godfrey wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> I've had no personal experience migrating wordpress as you are right 
> now, but there are currently 522 people logged in to #wordpress on 
> freenode IRC.
> It is a fair bet that you will get good information fairly quickly 
> from there.
> Regards
> David G
> On 01/10/15 21:33, Jon Miller wrote:
>> I'm seeking someone that can walk me through getting my website back up.
>> I've had to rebuild the server as the older one died.
>> I've built this one with Debian 8.2
>> The old one was running SLESv11
>> The WordPress on the Debian server is the latest version, whereas the 
>> the version on the older server was running a version behind this new 
>> version.
>> I have access to the old drive as this is still in good condition.
>> Currently, it is attached to an external dock with a USB connection 
>> to the new server.
>> What I need to know is can I overwrite the new version of WP with the 
>> older version, make some changes in the some of the configuration 
>> files and bring up the old website.
>> MySQL would probably require some changes in its config files.
>> I would like to know what are the other files that may require some 
>> changes.
>> Also from what I've been told I'll have to dump the new database and 
>> import the old database. I'm not sure how this is done other than 
>> using phpmyadmin and doing an export and import, but what parameters 
>> do I need to add to this?
>> Also I need to know where is the mysql database stored because I 
>> cannot find it on the old drive.
>> Regards,
>> Jon L Miller, Photographer
>> http://www.jLorenzo.com.au
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