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Alex - thanks for responding - I must have missed it before. You may want to add this to the FAQ. Using your steps from about and what I have figured out from this forum and the mysqlman forum (Special thanks to barryb12000 for pointing me towards SQL Monitor):

1. Install the gossamer forum on the new server and test to make sure it works.
2. Shutdown the original site.
-----a. go to the Gossamer Forum ADMIN pannel
-----b. click SETUP
-----c. click DISABLE FORUM
-----d. you can enter a message that users will see - like WE HAVE MOVED CLICK HERE:

3. Copy your database from the old server to the new server
-----a. go to the Gossamer Forum ADMIN pannel
-----b. click on TOOLS
-----c. click on MYSQLMAN
-----d. click on LAUNCH MYSQLMAN
-----e. click on SQL DUMP
-----f. TWO OPTIONS HERE - dump to screen or dump to server
----------i. DUMP TO SCREEN
---------------1. click GO
---------------2. wait until your status bar says done or the bottom of the screen says "# -- Dump ends"
---------------3. from the menu bar of your internet browser select FILE SAVE AS and title it as you chose but give it a .sql ending (i.e. old_forum.sql)
---------------4. OPTIONAL - FTP this .mysql file to your new server

----------ii. DUMP TO SERVER
---------------1. select DUMP TO SERVER and tell it the physical path and file name you want to create (i.e. /home/sites/site72/web/old_forum.sql)
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2. since this file is going to a new server, ftp this file to your local computer
---------------3. FTP the file to the new server

-----g. ON THE NEW SERVER - go into the G-FORUM ADMIN PANEL
-----h. click on TOOLS
-----i. click on MYSQLMAN
-----j. click on LAUNCH MYSQLMAN
-----k. click on SQL Monitor
-----l. Here you have the option to Run queries saved in a file.
----------i. TWO OPTIONS HERE
---------------1. run from server (if you FTP'd the file to the new server, you need the physical path to the file (i.e. /home/sites/site72/web/old_forum.sql)
---------------2. run from file on local drive - click browse to navigate on your computer for the file.
----------ii. This step will recreate all aspects of your old forum on the new server.


4. Copy your admin/attachments folder from the old server to the new server
5. If you have adjusted your templates, copy the admin/templates folder from the old server to the new server
6. Start the forum on your new server, it should now have all the information and attachments in it properly.
7. Point people to the new site.
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