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Whew. Stage 1 of the migration is at last complete (interrupted over the weekend by a trip to Vegas, about which more later). For the interested, here’s how it went:

  • Copied all relevant files as-was from the old host to the new.
  • Switched the hosting information with my domain registrar.
  • Waited.
  • In the meantime, converted the BerkeleyDB I’d been using to MySQL (which I’d been meaning to do for some time, and which was easier than I’d expected).
  • Did a MySQL export.
  • Went to Vegas. Ate and drank way too much. Came home.
  • Imported the MySQL dump into the new database.
  • Logged into MT, changed the configuration info, and rebuilt.

All seems well — comments once again functional, etc. Stage 2 begins tomorrow.

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