Restore file backup
Unzip the file backup into a directory.
- On the server, create a new mySQL database.
- Create also a user, and grant that user permissions on the database. SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE permissions should suffice.
- Import the database backup into the new database.
Check the configuration file
The final, real task is to tweak the
file. Certain entries in this will almost undoubtedly require changing,
and you may need to change the database connection information as well.
Check the following configuration options:
|$IP||Needs to be correct for the paths on the new server|
|$wgScriptPath||Needs to be correct for the path on the new server|
|$wgDBserver||Check the database server name is correct|
|$wgDBname||This might have changed in a shared hosting environment|
|$wgDBuser||This might have changed in a shared hosting environment|
|$wgDBpassword||Check this is correct for the new user|
These instructions are taken from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_move_a_MediaWiki_Database