Transfering settings and files from one machine to another

dnsadmin dnsadmin at
Fri Mar 3 17:06:28 GMT 2006

At 11:35 AM 3/3/2006, you wrote:

>What flavor of OS is this on?  When I build a new machine, I use scp 
>to get my files
>over to the new server, aka:
>service mysqld stop
>scp /var/lib/mysql/database_name root at ipaddress:/var/lib/mysql/
>the fire up mysql on the new box.
>On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 11:12:48 -0500, Billy A. Pumphrey wrote
> > I need to tranfer my bayes database and mysql stuff to the new machine.
> > I suppose I would need to transfer the quarantine also.  Here is my
> > problem:
> >
> > I can't see to know how to transfer them.
> >
> > The way that I got by in the past was to ftp the files to a web site and
> > then use wget on the other machine to get the file.  So I go the long
> > way around.  On the bayes files, since they are bigger I figure bout
> > time I realize how to use ftp.
> >
> > I got the server started on the old machine (ftp).  I can connect to the
> > old machine form the new machine.  I go to the directory and try to get
> > the files.  Get bayes_toks, etc.
> >
> > I get an error Faile to open file.  Thinking a permission issue.  I
> > chown the remote files to bpumphrey (the ftp user that I am logged into)
> > and chmod the files to 777.  Still the error.  Any guidance is
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Also, I really have no clue on where to start for moving the mysql
> > database.
> >

While the above will work for the same version of MySQL across the 
servers, if you have differing versions, you should use mysqldump to 
dump the SQL code and modify the textfile for compatibility issues :^)!

mysql dump -u root -p mydatabase > mydatabase.sql


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