I'm in the process of moving a Mambo CMS site from 1and1 to Dreamhost. As this will mean some DNS repointing and propagation, I'd like the site to run from the existing 1and1 database until all propagation is complete. The site is a community site and the database in changing constantly.
However, attempts to link to the remote MySQL db in the Mambo config file don't result in the site coming up. I know that the host, usr, and pwd details of the remote db are correct.
Is it just that these kinds of things aren't generally allowed?