FTP connects to old domain?

I’ve setup an account with a domain “mydomain.com” with the option, “I already own this domain”.

I want to use FTP to transfer all my files / database to the new domain, but when FTPing I cannot use Dreamhost users, as my old host is still in control?

Is there anyway I can upload to my Dreamhost FTP and once my site is up and running on Dreamhost switch domain pointers, or do I have to do that first?

I know this is simple, but I can’t figure this out.

EDIT : I’m looking to change “domain.com” with an old host to “domain.com” with Dream Host – can anyone help?

Does this help? http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Transfer_your_hosting_to_us

FYI, you can create unlimited dreamhost domains. e.g. xxx.dreamhosters.com

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