Backing xampp up

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Backing xampp up

Postby naike » 17. June 2011 18:08

I had my work-in-progress website running on Xampp on my home PC.
Due to unfortunate events, I had to do a fresh install of Windows. This was due to data loss, where much data was lost.
Fortunately I was able to backup the installation folder of my 1.7.3 Xampp install including everything in the /xampp/ folder.
Now I need to restore it somehow.
I can't just run it because it wasn't a portable install. I tried replacing the mysql and htdocs folders but that didn't work either.
My website is MySql dependent, so I need to restore the databases for my site to work properly, actually at all.

So my question is, how can I restore my website?
I'm now going to try to install Xampp on the same HDD and folder where it was previously installed to see if it has something to do with the paths.
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Re: Backing xampp up

Postby WilliL » 17. June 2011 19:30

to restore your mysql database, just install a new (and same) xampp in same folder structure then your lost one.
Then copy your back up datafolder: c://xampp/mysql/data and c://xampp/htdocs
This should work on an suggested xampp installation.
(data contains all your mysql databases)

Good luck
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