[Mediawiki-l] Duplicate a wiki or a wiki database

Robert Pfau robert.pfau at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 23:05:27 UTC 2006

mysqldump -u databaseuser --password=password wikidb_name
--compatible=mysql40 > yourwikidb.sql
tar czf your-files.tar.gz /path/to/your/httpdocs

create the database & database_user on your new server
copy those 2 files to your new server
mysql -u newdatabaseuser --password=password wikidb_name < yourwikidb.sql
tar xzf your-files.tar.gz

adjust paths etc...

this is my raw backup-routine and it works quite good :)


>Hello all...
>Well, I wish to open a new wiki which is similar in many ways to the wiki I
>already have.
>I know the Export feature is not working yet, so I wondered if you know
>about any other way to duplicate the wiki or the wiki database instead of
>installing a new one and copy the pages one by one...
>My wiki version is 1.5.6.
>Thank you all very much,
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>MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org

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