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    ggreyyy1
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    Downloaded local backup, how to upload it to staging?

    I did download a backup from GoDaddy of my managed wordpress hosting, I haven't been successfull in trying to upload it because my wordpress wp-admin doesn't have option of "All in One WP Migration", this is a full backup, how to upload it to staging site? Can I do like so to upload it to production site, and in event of some problems just download regular online backup that GoDaddy does?
    Thanks for answer in advance.

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    PL281
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    @ggreyyy1 

     

    You started a new thread which is great - in answer to your question as I mentioned in your original thread - this is VERY MANUAL

     

    So you would have to go into phpMyAdmin and upload the .sql file - Now if you are doing this on the "production" site you'll will loose any content / orders etc from between the time you did the download and now. If you are doing this on a "staging" site then 1) You'll need to note the staging site URL as you'll need to update the database after the import

    2) You'll need to remove all the tables from the database first
    3) You'll need to update the wp-config.php to have the correct database prefix

     

    While this is all doable via the GoDaddy dashboard / phpMyAdmin and FTP - it is technical in nature and you can end up breaking the site if not careful with the upload / restore

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    PL281
    Super User IV

    @ggreyyy1 

     

    You started a new thread which is great - in answer to your question as I mentioned in your original thread - this is VERY MANUAL

     

    So you would have to go into phpMyAdmin and upload the .sql file - Now if you are doing this on the "production" site you'll will loose any content / orders etc from between the time you did the download and now. If you are doing this on a "staging" site then 1) You'll need to note the staging site URL as you'll need to update the database after the import

    2) You'll need to remove all the tables from the database first
    3) You'll need to update the wp-config.php to have the correct database prefix

     

    While this is all doable via the GoDaddy dashboard / phpMyAdmin and FTP - it is technical in nature and you can end up breaking the site if not careful with the upload / restore

    I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
    Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
    * Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

    Once your issue is resolved,
    please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

    Get Better Support on the Community Boards!
    Etiquette When Asking for Help from the Community

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