How to migrate to a new server?

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How to migrate to a new server?

Postby bess » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:41 pm

We have an OJS installation (RedHat Linux, apache httpd 2.0.52, mysql 4.1.20, and php 4.3.9) and we need to move it to a new server. I tried what I thought would be the obvious method: I zipped up the OJS filesystem (/var/www/html/ojs in our case), dumped the contents of the mysql database, moved them both to the new server and got them talking to each other and to apache. This mostly worked, but all the published HTML article pages are missing.

Is there a guide for server migration somewhere? Or can anyone let me know what step I'm missing?


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Postby asmecher » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:02 pm

Hi Bess,

Sounds like you missed the files directory. Check your for its location (under the files_dir directive); move it across to the new server and make sure its location is properly configured. File permissions might be a bit tricky, as the web server needs to be able to administer files in this directory.

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