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I am wanting to accomplish 3 things.


1. move my oscommerce site to a different server


2. upgrade to that latest version


3. not lose any data.


I am currently running an older version...not sure what it is...I installed in 2003. Can I install a new version on another server, back up the old system, copy the backup to the new server and do a restore on the new version? Will that work?


Anyone tried this? thanks for your help.

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yes, done many times. check the version in application_top.php, it should be ms2.2 though. In the latest download zip, there is an update.txt file with all patches (3 sets) since the first release of MS2.2 - there will be no data loss occuring from this. I would not install anew version - your design changes would be lost and all contribution work.


Backup your database before you move!!! I just dealt with someone who changed hosts (host deleted database VERY fast) and forgot to backup it first.



1) backup database

2) backup files

3) create new empty database in new host

4) import database backup

5) open your 2 configure.php files and adjust paths and database connection to the new servers

6) upload files to their new home

7) password protect admin




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