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Migrating Drupal Site Apache 404 error

Category: Drupal 7

2012-08-08 4:59 pm EST

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I have just <a href=''>migrate my Drupal site to a new VPS</a>, what i did is

1.- Upload Database - ok <br />2. Upload files - ok <br />3.- Connect database with settings.php

Site loads but any other link of my site send me to an 404 Error.

PS, just a few hours ago asked for a custom name server setting, dont know if has anything to do with it

Please help, don't know what to do.

this is the site

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2012-08-08 8:58 pm EST
Hello Fmilland,

One thing I do remember about Drupal is that it is very URL-oriented, meaning that when you move it, simply changing the settings and database may not be enough to fix the issue. IF all of the domain changes have been accounted for, I would first try resetting your URLS back to NON-friendly URLS, and then reset it back to friendly (SEF- search-engine-friendly) URLs. These will often require being recreated on a new server anyway. If you have tried resetting your SEF URLs and still have the same problem, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post and (if possible) give us more information so that we can duplicate the issue here.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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I experienced the same issue and solved it by disabling Clean URLs in Drupal, installed elsewhere, dumping the database, and loading over the previous InMotion copy. Further, I had to disable CSS and JS aggregation to address theme display issues.
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2014-06-22 12:20 pm EST
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