WordPress Move Database Backup Converter

Jan 22, 2012

If you are a WordPress Move user, than you might probably have tried to use the database backup created by WordPress Move outside the plugin and failed.

WordPress Move creates database backups by serializing SQL queries to make parsing it easier so they are not in the plain-text form that you can use outside WordPress Move. Even though this works like a charm, at some point you may need an actual backup of your database which is why I wrote this small script that converts WordPress-Move-only database backups into generic SQL files.

You simply put the files you want to convert into the directory called in and run the script to get converted versions of them from the directory called out. I also integrated this script right into the Backup Manager of WordPress Move with the version 1.3 I released yesterday.

You can obtain the script from GitHub.