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Thread: Transfer from Windows Server to Ubuntu

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Transfer from Windows Server to Ubuntu

    (First let me apologize for my noobness, I am a Advanced computer user, but when it comes to websites, I am a total noob)

    I am having some issues when it comes to a forums transfer.

    I was using Windows server 2003 to run a small web page, with a forum.
    Xamp was the Apache interface, the Forums was a PHPBB running with MySQL.

    Switching to Ubuntu I am having some issues transfering the Database across.

    anyone know where I can find some good reading material on this subject/ have a suggestion? I am also looking for info on setting up the web page, I have the basics, but don't think I've done it correctly. Again any direction pointing would be very helpful, I am not averse to reading, but need a place to start.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: Transfer from Windows Server to Ubuntu

    To be honest, This isn't my cup of tea.
    Last edited by mhgsys; February 13th, 2010 at 01:57 AM.
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    And then they asked: what's a pbkac error?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    London, England

    Re: Transfer from Windows Server to Ubuntu

    I would have thought that copying the MySQL database files might work, but maybe not. The best way to do this is to use the proper dump and load programs. You can make a complete dump of the MySQL database into a text file with the command mysqldump:

    I have had need of this occasionally, on databases of a few GB. It's not lightning fast, but it worked for me. You can do the restore to a freshly installed MySQL and when it's finished, the whole database is there. Magic!
    Last edited by The Cog; February 13th, 2010 at 01:10 PM.


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