Migrating from CPanel to EasyEngine

I read the migration guide at http://www.rtcamp.com/easyengine/docs/site-migration and I have a question

First, I have no problem creating the site, and then I just upload the wp-content directory to my new server.

Now I’m moving a site from CPanel. I have an export of the sites MySQL database in a .sql file. The above guide looks like it is copying the database from one server to the new server. what if I just upload the .sql file to /var/www/example.com/docs Can I use a tool like adminer to just import and override the EE created database tables, or should I do something else?

I’m making the presumption that I can access adminer via the admin tools at 22222.

I‘ve been migrating accounts from cPanel to EE for a while.

I usually do the following.

  1. Create the site at new server.
  2. At cPanel server, mysqldump the database (usually in the webroot, along WP files).
  3. Rsync everything from cPanel to the new server.
  4. At the new server, restore the dump with mysql example_com < sqldump.sql.

That‘s it.

If your sites are not in English the above procedure is safer regarding special (UTF-8) characters than phpMyAdmin method (and it’s quicker, also).

Hi @rdlynch

I hope your query is resolved. I am closing this support topic for now.

Feel free to create a new support topic if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: