Move A Wiki Migration How To

Michael Cronenworth mike at
Thu Nov 26 04:40:53 UTC 2009

On 11/23/2009 09:44 PM, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> Does the Fedora Project have a wiki page explaining how to migrate a 
> mediawiki wiki on one server to another server, and perhaps from one 
> release of Fedora to a newer release? I just migrated my own personal 
> wiki from my Fedora 11 machine (mediawiki-1.15.1-50) to Fedora 12 
> (mediawiki-1.15.1-51), and I would like to post my experiences with 
> this so they can benefit some other person.
> I'm familiar with the pages for moving a wiki, but they 
> miss some essential steps. And there are some Fedora-specific steps 
> that could be documented as well.

Something like that would be extremely simple. Heck, I've even moved a 
Mediawiki from MySQL to PostgreSQL. The Fedora package does not add any 
extra errata versus a vanilla Mediawiki.

(I'll assume you use MySQL)
1. mysqldump -h localhost -u root -p wikidb > wikidb.sql
2. SFTP wikidb.sql and /usr/share/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php to new server.
3. mysql -h localhost -u root -p < wikidb.sql
4. Copy LocalSettings.php to /usr/share/mediawiki


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