Move attempt #1

For those more in the know about WordPress, here’s what I’m running into.

Pocketables is close to thirty gigabytes.

The Pocketables web server owned by Crowdgather has two gigabytes of free space.

So I plunked down $40 and we backed up everything via Vaultpress.

Set up a wordpress instance on another server with unlimited storage/bandwidth/let’s hope it can survive.

Could not install Jetpack because the site was not “pocketables.com” and had no DNS for things to connect via XML_RPC.

Created a temp server name off of a domain I own so that server thinks it’s both pocketables and pocketables.myserver.whatever. This allowed Vaultpress to talk to the SQL database.

Set up a restore with SFTP to tempservername/home/pocketab/public_html/ and pulled the trigger on Vaultpress.

After three hours 1.5 gigabytes of data has been moved to that server and is appearing in /home/pocketab/public_html/images

I believe the restore is placing things in the wrong folders, think it’s supposed to be /home/customer/www/pocketables.com/public_html/wp-content/uploads/ however I can move those unto the right folders if I can get the database there. I think. It’s creating the structure.

So there’s where we’re at today. I’ve got this lovely Drive Sleek signal booster to talk about at some point shortly but trying to make sure the site gets moved off.

So yeah, should anyone who’s an expert in site migrations where the host site is out of space want to comment on that drop us a line.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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2 thoughts on “Move attempt #1

  • We’re at 68% restored today at about 24 hours. At the moment it looks like all images are going to make it.

    Assuming nothing goes wrong on the database then it’s just plugins, themes, some .htaccess wrangling if we want the site to work like it used to with tabs.

    Vaultpress allows me to restore just database, just plugins, just tabs, etc. So hopefully the heavy lifting is almost over.

  • As of this morning we just rolled from 99% to 100% on the image restore… it’s still going however. It’s posting about one image a second, 220K images (keep in mind thumbnail resizes, cache stuff, blah blah) so that should be about 61 hours – that said, it might just be showing me an update every second.

    I wrote to the Vaultpress restore team, they seem to think everything’s on track. After the images restore the database starts restoring. We’ll see how that goes.

    Godaddy still has not released the domain. They have until the 28th to do so.


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