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Site origin migration – are the isues still valid?

Hi, today I read a lot of threads, that migrating site with Site origin page builder plugin is very challenging. Is it still true or is the issue fixed?

I ask because:
1) sometimes my host informs, that site is moved to a faster server (new SSD, more RAM at no extra cost). Would a server migration break the site?

2) I have built the front page with SiteOrigin page builder (lots of rows and columns). If it brakes it would be time-consuming to recreate it. Thus, I am very cautious on using it further. Although offer to lend a hand if moving to Premium is very tempting :)

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  1. 8 months, 24 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

    Hi Mints

    Thanks for reaching out.

    There aren’t any issues migrating servers when using Page Builder, the method used must support serialized data. All-in-One WP Migration and Duplicator are easy ways to get that done.

    If you need to do any find and replace operations on the database the method used must also support serialized data. Better Search and Replace is an example of a plugin that supports serialization.

  2. 8 months, 24 days ago Mints Masans

    Hi, Andrew!
    I understand that if I do migration myself, using Duplicator plugin would solve all issues.

    1. What happens if host is doing server migration? I imagine they just copy-paste data from one server to another.
    Would such migration brake the site?

    2. Before any major changes to the site, e.g. WP update, it is recommended to take a database backup.
    Would database backup be useful (copy of the database via PhpMyAdmin) or there is need to duplicate whole site with Duplicator plugin?

    I am not familiar with serialization, but have done a lot of database backups in Phpmyadmin.

  3. 8 months, 24 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

    Hi Mints

    1. There wouldn’t be any issues as long as the hosts are aware that the DB uses serialized data.

    2. Backup is fine in phpMyAdmin.

    You can find out more here https://wpengine.com/support/wordpress-serialized-data/.

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