[Mediawiki-l] Migrating to a new server

claudio von muhlenbrock pinto rommel at mi.cl
Fri Aug 22 14:03:25 UTC 2008


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Rommel
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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:56:54 +1200

  Cameron <cameronem en gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure if this is the kind of level you are after but this is what I wrote
> up for use in my organisation if we need to perform a complete disaster
> recovery of our wiki. This has been tested numerous times for both recovery
> on the same server, as well as migrating to another server. I haven't tried
> between OS though but don't see there would be any issues with that.
> 
> Before doing this, Apache2 needs to be configured in the same manner (ie
> same directory root etc), correct php version installed and compiled, etc.
> 
> A couple of things: wikidb.servername.$DAY is just a gzipped mysql dump of
> the database. wikifiles.$DAY.tbz is simply a tar of the entire directory
> structure. I have a cron job run daily to backup both.
> 
> Create Database
> Mysql –u root –p
> Create database wikidb;
> Exit
> Restore Database files
> Cd /<backup location>
> Gunzip wikidb.servername.$DAY.gz
> Mysql –u root –p wikidb < wikidb.servername.$DAY
> 
> Ensure database restored
> mysql -u root -p wikidb
> show tables;
> <list of tables (about 35 should appear).
> 
> Create Wiki User account in MYSQL
> Mysql –u root -p
> create user 'wikiuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password to be used:
> IMPORTANT make sure this is also the same as in the LocalSettings.php
> file!';
> Grant privileges to wikiuser on wikidb database
> Mysql –u root –p
> GRANT ALL ON wikidb.* TO wikiuser en localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password to be
> used';
>Flush privileges;
> 
> Restore wiki config files and images
> Cd /
> Tar –xvjf /<backup location>/wikifiles.$DAY.tbz
> Complete restore process complete – to make sure, perform test plan again
> 
> Potential things that ** may ** be required are:
> /<wiki install>/maintenance/php5 rebuildall.php
> Double double check the correct database, username, password are used in the
> /<wiki install>/LocalSettings.php file
> Make sure apache is set up correctly, and the wiki location set
> appropriately in the LocalSettings.php file
> 
> 
> HTH
> 
> Cameron
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:46 AM, Steve VanSlyck 
><s.vanslyck en spamcop.net>wrote:
> 
>> Realizing the article is there, I've seen a ton of questions raised
>> about the process as that page directs, issues coming up, doesn't
>> work, etc. The "manual" I'm talking about would be something tested at
>> every stage and the doesn't assume any user knowledge at all.
>>
>> wolkwitz en fh-swf.de wrote:
>>
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > have you tried this page?
>> >
>> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Moving_a_wiki
>> >
>> > Not sure as to how helpfull this is, but it might be a good starting
>> point...
>> >
>> > Good luck with the move!
>> >
>> > Katharina
>> >
>> > Steve VanSlyck schrieb am 21.08.2008 15:02:
>> >> Seems this question comes up a lot, as well as the question as to all
>> >> the various steps needed, doorknob to doorknob as they say, to back up
>> >> and restore an entire DB. Maybe an exhaustive how-to manual of these
>> >> two items would be a good idea. Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
>> >>
>> >>> On Aug 21, 2008, at 3:47 PM, De Kock, Stefan wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> What would the easiest way be to move a MediaWiki installation from
>> >>>> one server to another? I have installed MySQL and PHP already on
>> >>>> the new server. What I had in mind was to setup the latest MediaWiki
>> >>>> installation on the new server, export all the pages and import them
>> >>>> on the new server. Is there an easier way?
>> >
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