How to transfer a big wordpress blog?

by creativemark77 Banned 12 replies
Hello,

I need help on this, I have no problem in transferring small blogs but when it come to big wordpress blog, more than 20 MB, it will time out when you try to import using phpadmin.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Ellison
    That's a tough one. 20 MB is a really big database. Have you contacted your hosting about having them export it for you? That's probably what I would try first.
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    • Profile picture of the author creativemark77
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      Originally Posted by VideoEpidemic View Post

      That's a tough one. 20 MB is a really big database. Have you contacted your hosting about having them export it for you? That's probably what I would try first.

      No, what should i say to my host?
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      • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
        Originally Posted by creativemark77 View Post

        No, what should i say to my host?
        "Can you move my old site to here?"


        Also 20 megs is nothing.
        I have a couple of mysql databases over 1 gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    the hardest way to do this would be to do it manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    try wp-admin->tools->export
    and
    wp-admin->tools->import
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  • I would be happy to move the site and database for you for a small fee. PM me if you are interested. I can provide you customer reviews of the same work completed.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
    check out WSO offer in my sig. My coders will complete the job easy and fast
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    • Profile picture of the author xga
      For large databases, I usually use mysqldump rather that phpMyAdmin. This is because phpMyAdmin run through the browser and therefore prone to timeout if the execution time is too long.
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      • Profile picture of the author creativemark77
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        Originally Posted by xga View Post

        For large databases, I usually use mysqldump rather that phpMyAdmin. This is because phpMyAdmin run through the browser and therefore prone to timeout if the execution time is too long.
        Hi, can you elaborate more on this?

        Thanks a lot.
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        • Profile picture of the author xga
          Originally Posted by creativemark77 View Post

          Hi, can you elaborate more on this?

          Thanks a lot.
          To use mysqldump, you need to have access to the command line.

          At the command line, type:

          > mysqldump db_name > yourblog.sql

          where db_name is the name of your wordpress database.

          Once done, ftp/copy the yourblog.sql file to the new location and do this:

          > mysql new_db < yourblog.sql

          You might need to create the new database (new_db) first before importing.

          That's it.

          For very large database, the command will take a while to run. But since it is run through the command line and not the browser, there won't be any timeout issues. And if the file is very large, you might want to zip it before ftp.

          For more information on mysqldump, check out: MySQL :: MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 4.5.4 mysqldump ? A Database Backup Program
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  • Profile picture of the author Virtual Banker
    First you will want to try PHPMYADMIN --> Export as a tar.gz
    you will have to export a few different fields. Doing it as a tar.gz will probably save you from timeouts depending on your hosts setting. Then to import it is same same.

    if that doesnt work you will either have to have SSH root access which you wont have unless you have a dedicated server or get someones script.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverdesign
    Hello,

    just create a .sql dump of your database using phpmyadmin, upload the dump to your new hosting account via FTP and use the following free tool to import it into the new database:
    BigDump: The Staggered MySQL Dump Importer

    If you are moving to a new domain I would also recommend to read this:
    How to Move WordPress Blog to New Domain or Location My Digital Life

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