Migrating Movable Type

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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Aw Geez! I think I posted something about that this time last year. Check it out:
    from the bash shell prompt on old server:
    mysqldump -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD –opt DATABASE > OUTFILE
    ftp OUTFILE to new server
    using control panel or whatever, create the destination database on new sever
    Then from bash shell on new server:
    mysql -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DATABASE < OUTFILE
    from MT on new server
    regenerate
    sit back and watch the hits come in

  2. Anonymous says:

    My problem was that I wasn't running mySQL on the old box, so I couldn't just dump-n-reload. A major oversight in the Movable Type Export/Import tools is the omission of the posting ID — if you've ever deleted a post (who hasn't?) then the numbers will change on an export/import, and all of your links will be hosed.
    I could munge the MT export and import routines, but I've solved my problem now and don't really have time to much around with it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing this post!

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