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Linux guru needed to pull WP site and database from Linux hosting company
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Thats right.

Our web dev girl is amazing! But she has to work on a site and it is hosted on some crazy Linux based hosting company. Its a WP site with database.
Normally she goes and pulls the site down and the database and everything (wordpress sites) and then goes and works on another server...etc.

This site...cannot be pulled down like that because she knows nothing of linux and more so the hosting company says we need to "hire a linux guy" to do it.

We of course have full access to everything.

Anybody into this stuff that wants to make some $$$?

Im going off to appointments now and may not check this for a bit.....anybody interested and actually knows 100% what I am talking about and can do this let me know.

Thanks guys!
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3/10/2016 10:30:44 PM (last edit: 3/10/2016 10:30:44 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
The Linux server wouldn't be that different from the Windows one she's used to.

Files are in different locations and the programs you use to access the server are different but they're not night and day different.

-Marko Mandaric

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3/10/2016 10:52:43 PM (last edit: 3/10/2016 10:52:56 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Is it a case of just copying some files from this Linux server?

It shouldn't be that hard. When you say you have full access, what do you mean? FTP? SSH?

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3/11/2016 1:38:51 AM (last edit: 3/11/2016 1:38:51 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I believe most of the wordpress files are stored in:


This site might help:

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3/11/2016 4:18:00 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 4:20:17 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Right guys.....

It is different enough that its at a stand still. Even getting into the server, they do not have FTP enabled....its like SHTP or some other protocols. They recommeded some ridiculous Linix client....all command line.
NIK - SSH, yeah...thats it!

The WP files are in a normal place sure....BUT getting the MySQL database is another story ...

If this is all so easy? Then how about I give someone the login info or whatever and they go in and get the entire site AND MySQL database and such for me?
Like I's a paid gig.

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3/11/2016 4:58:00 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 5:05:05 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Are you still in the mid west; I'll come show you how to do it for a price...

-Marko Mandaric

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3/11/2016 5:13:42 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 5:13:42 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
if you have time to wait (until sunday) I can do it for free.
It is really easy.
To dump a MySQL database into a .sql file that you can import into a new server all you need is 1 line of code.
just clone that, clone this and there you go

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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3/11/2016 5:14:57 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 5:14:57 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Bolts - I'm down in VA, own an agency now...haha...up to a happy staff of 7...

Gogo - Dude....that would be amazing. But we do have money! Why not charge us a few hundred or something? Whatever would be fair. We would literally hire a Linux Admin locally to do it.....but I always like to check with Mforums first.....

So if you seriously understand what we are talking about and such....needing essentially a mirror of the entire WP site and Mysql database so she can then move it to another staging server to work on it...etc. Email me!
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3/11/2016 5:21:42 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 5:21:42 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Oh yeah, you're all the way down there. Bummer.

-Marko Mandaric

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3/11/2016 5:58:01 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 5:58:01 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
You should visit Bolts,.....Richmond is a really cool city....
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3/11/2016 7:25:00 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 7:25:00 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
I went to the south once...


-Marko Mandaric

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3/11/2016 9:58:18 PM (last edit: 3/11/2016 9:58:18 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
A couple of hundred is way too much for just helping you clone your system.

This are the steps you need to do a successful wordpress clone in linux:
1) log in via SSH to the linux terminal
2) locate your wordpress files.
3) COMMAND: tar cvzf wordpressBackUp.tgz /path/to/wordpress
3.2) now you have a .tgz which is a compressed file that contains the whole wordpress files
4) locate the wordpress config.php file which haves the database credentials
5) get the MySQL user, database and password from there
6) COMMAND: mysqldump -u username -p database > MySQLWordpressBackup.sql

Then you can download the tgz file and the sql file via FTP or SFTP

with your new server you can just upload the files back (the .tgz and the .sql)
1) put the wordpressBackUp.tgz in your www folder, asuming you are using apache or nginx for web engines
2) extract it with COMMAND: tar -xvf wordpressBackUp.tgz
3) set up MySQL with the same credentials
for that you just COMMAND: mysql
>CREATE DATABASE databasename;
>CREATE USER 'username '@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO 'newuser'@'localhost';
4)Rebuild the database with the backup with COMMAND: mysql -u username -p database < /path/to/MySQLWordpressBackup.sql


Ok, it looks waaaay more complicated than it actually is. Really.

oh, hit me up an email: gonzalo at

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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3/11/2016 11:20:25 PM (last edit: 3/12/2016 6:16:48 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Gogo - I emailed you yesterday......

OK guys: Last chance......everybody chimed in to say how easy this is.....yet nobody wants to make some $$ doing this.

Maybe Gogo will have time to help.

I'm off to post for this job on some programming forums or such.
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3/15/2016 12:53:02 PM (last edit: 3/15/2016 12:53:02 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
I'll do it tomorrow.

-Marko Mandaric

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3/15/2016 3:30:32 PM (last edit: 3/15/2016 3:30:32 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
busy week, sorry. I just replied your mail

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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3/16/2016 5:56:12 PM (last edit: 3/16/2016 5:56:12 PM)
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