Configuring the component is essential for the success of the transfer process.
Same IDs Handling: Choose how to treat items with ids that already exist in the destination database.
- Transfer items and save with new IDs, or
- Do not transfer item, or
- Replace existing items.
Existing Files Replace: Choose whether to replace or not existing files.
Note: The option fore replace existing items is not valid for users.
Those are the database credentials of the source database. Those credentials can be found in your source site configuration.php file.
Database Type: Represents the connection type between PHP and a MySQL database. If you have MySQL 4.1.13+ and PHP 5.0.7+, then choose MySQLi, else MySQL.
Host: In case both your databases are on the same host then write localhost. In case of remote transfer here you have to write the remote source host name, or IP. In case you have trouble identify what is this, you should contact your host provider.
Database Name: The source database name.
User Name: The user name of the source database. This is not the Joomla admin user.
Password: Password of the user to the source database.
Database Tables Prefix: The source database tables prefix name. Something like xxxxx_
Those are the FTP credentials of the source site. They are necessary to enable ability to transfer files, or folder.
FTP Host: In case both your sites are on the same host then write localhost. In case of remote transfer here you have to write the remote source host name, or IP. In case you have trouble identify what is this, you should contact your host provider.
FTP Port: Usually this is 21.
FTP User Name: The FTP user name of the source host.
Password: Password of the FTP user to the source site.
FTP Root: That could be / or any other sub-directory that is present on the source site.