[Xerte] Re: Database and USERFILES copy?

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Wed Feb 25 10:29:55 GMT 2015

Personally I'd recommend the following...

1. Copy the entire directory including all files and folders to the new
2. Likewise copy the database to the new server
3. Edit the details in database.php so that it can access the new database
4. Edit site_details in the database and change the relevant details e.g.
file paths if changed
5. Change the URL in site_details if using a new address or edit your local
hosts file to test the existing sub domain via the new IP
6. If all is fine change the DNS settings to point to the new server and
test existing links etc
7. Once all is well set about upgrading the now working new install if it's
an older revision of 2.1

Have done this numerous times!


-----Original Message-----
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Adam Read
Sent: 25 February 2015 10:04
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] Database and USERFILES copy?

Hi Xerte Wizards

We're building a new server to replace an out of service Windows 2003 box
which is currently running Xerte Online Toolkits 2.

Is there a guide, or any steps we can take, to migrate all the content from
a previous Xerte install to a new instance? I'd rather not have to go down
the path of getting users to export Xerte objects in order to re-import into
the new version.

I was hoping there's a database + user files copy trick?

Thanks, Adam

Adam Read BA (Hons) MA (ODE) (Open)
Senior e-Learning Technologist
University of St Mark & St John


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