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#8400 [Presale] Questions about problematic migration

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Latest post by dlb on Saturday, 10 April 2010 03:38 CDT

Hi there,

I have to make a migration from a shared server to a dedicated server.
I made a backup of the FTP + Joomla database + phpBB3 database (the phpBB FTP is inside the Joomla FTP root).

When I restore all the backups, I have some errors, and I would like to know if the Akeeba backup (free or pro) will be able to fix them:
1- I have sh404 installed, but I have A LOT of error 404 on the new server. I don't know why, but does the Akkeba will be able to fix it?
2- I have the JFusion component for linking Joomla 1.5.15 (master) and phpBB3 (slave). The restored website has a problem with this, probably because there's some things to change in the database. Does Akeeba will fix this too?

Thanks for your answers.


No to both questions. But it isn't as bad as it sounds. These are normal post restore issues for your site. I think the 404s are because you are installed on a sub-folder on one side and a different sub-folder or the root on the other. If that is the case, you need to change the RewriteBase in your .htaccess file to adjust your SEF paths.

The JFusion problem is because your phpBB3 database pointer needs to be updated. It is still trying to connect to your old database. That would be in the phpBB3 configuration file.

Clearly, I'm doing a lot of guessing. But some post restore adjustments should be expected no matter what backup/restore solution you choose. You don't want your restore script making some of the changes that need made in this situation.

Dale L. Brackin
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