I have recently signed up for a wiki and would like to migrate an existing wiki.
The URL is https://wiki.wikimedia.cat/ and it's currently running Mediawiki 1.31.6.
I have access to the server that's running it, and on IRC, RhinosF1 told me that the best way would be to generate a full sql dump and send it to you. I was also warned that I had to make sure that users updated their recovery email, because their access password would have to be regenerated.
Users have been warned, so now I would like to move on with the migration.
My plan is to:
- set wiki to Read-only
- dump database and send it to you (not sure if mail will be able to handle the size, is there an alternate way to send you files?)
- cross fingers and hope there are no user collisions.
- you import the wiki
- I ask for the DNS to be changed.
The DNS guys only work on weekdays. I would like to set a date that suits everybody, send one last warning to the users, and go ahead with it.
Is the plan all right?
The command to dump the full database would be something like "mysql -u <user> -p --database=<databasename> dump > bigfile.sql"?
I have one more question: the current bureaucrats, admins, and so on, will keep their privileges inside the wiki?
Thanks in advance