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Moving Existing Slash To New Machine

posted by Krow on 12:55 PM April 5th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
billman writes "I may need to take an existing Slash site and move it onto a new server. Any thoughts on how best to go about this? I'm assuming that the easiest way would be to do a clean install of Slash (along with Apache and Mysql, etc.) using all the same virtual users, passwords, etc. and then datadumping the old database and loading into the new one.

So am I missing anything? Anything going to break if the new server doesn't have the same directory structure as the old one? I can't seem to think of anything but if anyone has done this and can provide some pointers on possible glitches that might come up, much appreciated if you could share."

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  • Why are you going to change the structure, out of curiosity?

    As long as you do a mysqldump of your data, and then keep your slashdotrc.pl, I'd think you should be able to move it pretty easily.

    But, before you do *anything*, make a couple of backups!!
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    lottadot [lottadot.com]
  • I'm not sure if it's bad form to respond to the question you asked but I finally did do the change and things went farily smoothly (we decided not to change any of the directory structure) except for Slash could not talk to the database. I did another re-install of Slash from scratch and Slash still could not open the socket to talk to MySQL. After searching around on Deja I found that a clean RedHat 7.0 install sets the /var/lib/mysql directory as read/write for the mysql user only. I changed the permis
  • by Anonymous Coward
    you changed permissions to what?
  • Well, if you want to keep your stories that went into archive mode I believe you should keep all the directories under ~slash/public_html.
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    Check out the Slash in Italian Project [kenobi.it]

  • I'm doing the exact same thing, what commands do you submit to get the data dump, then what do you submit on the new box to get the data on it?

    Thanks for all your help!

    -G
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