Complete novice needs help.

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Complete novice needs help.

Postby hot_anvil » 03. June 2014 20:11

Hi. I've downloaded the entire backup from my ISP's server that was hosting an xcart application (based on php, uses mysql among other things). The backup contains the home directory that I could see on their server, as well as a bunch of other stuff including a mysql folder?
So now I have this directory structure on my local hard drive, and I have just installed XAMPP. So what now?
I basically want to run locally what was running on the ISP's server.
Do I need to copy the various directories somewhere under the XAMPP tree for example?
How do I hook the XAMPP sql stuff with my sql database?

Here is what is in the backup directory (unpacked):

addons
bandwidth
counters
cp
cron
digestshadow
dnszones
domainkeys
fp
has_sslstorage
homedir
homedir_paths
horde
httpfiles
locale
logaholic
logs
meta
mm
mma
mms
mysql
mysql-timestamps
mysql.sql
nobodyfiles
pds
proftpdpasswd
psql
quota
resellerconfig
resellerfeatures
resellerpackages
sds
sds2
shadow
shell
ssl
sslcerts
ssldomain
sslkeys
suspended
suspendinfo
userconfig
userdata
va
vad
version
vf


The directory homedir contains what was on my home directory on the ISP's server.
In there is a sub-directory called public_html which contained the website pages.
I'm hoping somebody will recognise what all the stuff is and guide me?

Thanks for your time.
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Re: Complete novice needs help.

Postby JJ_Tagy » 03. June 2014 22:39

You're going to need a bit more information than what you provided. What system was the server? What version of MySQL/PHP? Was the database MYISAM or INNODB? What version of xcart was running and what version of MySQL and PHP are required for that version? You are probably better off exporting the database as a(n) SQL file(s) and import them into a new database to be sure.
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