Domain Expired, so how can I access database?


#1

Hello- I have a database for a blog, but to access the database via phpMyAdmin, I need to access is using a sub domain for an old domain name that I accidentally allowed to expired. How can I now access that database?

Thank you!


#2

You could try to connect to the actual machine (MACHINE.dreamhost.com), and not use the expired domain name. Your machine name is listed in your SQL stats:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=status.mysql&

Also, if all of your databases have been set up recently, they’re all on the same machine, so connecting to db.EXPIREDDOMAIN.com is the same as connecting to db.NEWDOMAIN.com.

-Scott


#3

the database isn’t recent, so its only under the expired domain.

i went to that link you sent me- the database is on sanspoof so i tried to login to sanspoof.dreamhost.com and no luck. what do you think i should do next?

thank you again


#4

How did you try to log in? I generally use command line for database backups, so you might give the following a try after logging into a DreamHost machine via SSH or Telnet:
/usr/bin/mysqldump --all-databases -hsanspoof.dreamhost.com -uDBUSER -p > ~/db.sql

If all else fails, contact support, though it may be several days before you hear back since it’s Christmas weekend. Maybe someone else in the forums has an idea.

-Scott


#5

You could re-activate the domain?


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