shell access via telnet or ssh

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I was going to save my database and switch it to a new server. I contacted vbulletin as to which way was best.

They told me shell access via telnet or ssh. I have this shared account that expires so this is why I want to transfer. I cannt contact my host so I do not no how to access this. Does anyone have any idea on how I would go about doing this. And what other methods would be best if it's not possible. Like if I use phpmyadmin, which options do I select when I backup the database, etc?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

They allow open telnet? Er... no wonder people are leaving them.

If they are telling you to ssh in and handle your (mysql) backups manually... just do that.
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ssh> mysqldump --tab=/path/to/some/dir --opt db_name

Or:

ssh> mysqlhotcopy db_name /path/to/some/dir
  1. ssh> mysqldump --tab=/path/to/some/dir --opt db_name
  2. Or:
  3. ssh> mysqlhotcopy db_name /path/to/some/dir
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quote:
login as: jako
jako@jakowenko.com's password:
Shell access is not enabled on your account!
If you need shell access please contact support.


I was contacted by vB to use this putty program to try to get access. But it appears it doesn't when I went through the steps correct? Any other way, or what would be the best method in phpmyadmin. When I click export, which selections should I tick/check...

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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you are going to start from scratch the defaults should be fine. Click the "save as file" option . A download window will kick in. That should save your database as it is in real time. I have never been to the point where I needed to experiment with Compression, but if you have a large database you might want to wait for thoughts on compression.
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Side note. You might also want to do a second backup downlod and check the oprions under structure for "Add DROP TABLE" and Add "IF NOT EXISTS"

If the first doesn't work the second one should.
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Thanks, anyone else have any suggestions?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

To Dump mysql - ensure you have selected all tables - and just to err on the side of caution - select complete inserts and extended inserts.

Ask your new host to import your mysql dump via root - test to ensure all your data has been migrated properly - then yu can cancel your old hosting account....

Hope this helps...

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