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  1. Thank you for sharing.

    I recently used the Duplicator plugin (http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/) to move a WordPress installation from a shared host to a VPS. As it was an eCommerce site and prolonged periods of downtime were out of the question, I studied WP Duplicator carefully over a period of two weeks and during that time I made a couple of dry runs before actually switching to the new host.

    Duplicator is very elegant and robust, perhaps the author of this article would be kind enough to check it herself?

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  2. Andrew

    +1 for duplicator if moving the whole site. I’ve used it dozens of times and it makes the whole thing really easy. Cory is really good on support as well.

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  3. I’ve used Search and Replace DB by interconnect/it many times. It’s great for performing any search/replace tasks on a database.

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  4. The command line is important too.

    I’ve worked with databases which are difficult (or impossible) to work with in PHP as they’re simply too big. Exporting a giant database with PHP, can often timeout long before the database is exported.

    Using the command line avoids those problems. What might take an hour to export via PHP, can be done in 30 seconds or so via the command line. There is a huge performance advantage, and I’ve never had anything time out when done via the command line. It’ll just keep on chugging until the task is complete.

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  5. Bob Schecter

    I am constantly migrating template sites, and have used several ranging from BackupBuddy to other trials from CodeCanyon to the many freebies in the repository. As to Migrate DB, it worked, but not always. On the other hand, I’ve been using Duplicator for a while, and thus far it seems to be error free, so I give it a +1.

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  6. All three of them are great tools. +1 on Duplicator too.I have used it many times and it works like a charm.

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  7. Chris McCoy

    i been using wp migrate db pro recently (premium plugin) they just did an attachment addon which is great also, and they allow push and pull so you dont even have to backup the actual db

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  8. stephen

    I did the db migration manually but i read a blog that says duplicator is the best plugin to use in migration as migrating db is not only the thing we need to migrate the content too. I am quite impressed with duplicator. The link is here :http://www.wpcares.com/migrating-wordpress-site-easily/
    if it helps

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