I’m trying to migrate a WordPress install, keeping the same domain name throughout, but I can’t find the ip of my new DreamHost server.
I don’t have the unique ip option, and if I wanted to use the “one step migration” shell command clearly I can’t use “mydomain.com” for both my old and new servers, but surely I can access the new server before I switch the DNS. Surely?
I’m particularly interested in accessing my SQL settings, but of course I can’t get to the DreamHost mysql.mydomain.com admin pages before the DNS for mydomain.com switches.
I see that my new SQL db lives on a DreamHost server named “tweety:etchison”. I want to log into that server so I can upload data from my old host. How do I find the ip for my new server?
Oy. I feel like my brain has been left on the burner too long.