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How to connect ssh from windows host to ubuntu guest in Virtualbox

After long pain, I am able to connect ssh from my windows as host to Ubuntu Guest. The Idea was simple:

first connect go to setting->network: At Adapter1 set it “Bridged Adapter” you dont have to do anything.
On Adapter2, enable it and set “host only Adapter”  it automatically set the name that is already exists we don’t have to do anything.  Then it should work.

If it did not work the go to file->preference->network and then add(or edit existing network adapter) and set the IP address and server range for the network. Now start the Guest install  openssh in your guest with following command

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

How to Indexing Magento from command line directly without admin login

Here is the easy way to indexing Magento indexing  from command line without administration login.


<pre>php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php reindexall

Individual indexing

php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_product_attribute
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_product_price
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_url
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_product_flat
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_category_flat
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalog_category_product
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex catalogsearch_fulltext
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex tag_summary
php -f MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR/shell/indexer.php -- --reindex cataloginventory_stock

Note that MAGE_INSTALLATION_DIR should be Absolute Directory like /var/www/magento

How to export magento database and then import in another server

I had alot of problem when exporting database from one server to another. The large amount of data which is not needed for future purpose is log tables. These table contains much more data than we need. so first we have to TRUNCATE these tables:

TRUNCATE dataflow_batch_export;
TRUNCATE dataflow_batch_import;
TRUNCATE log_customer;
TRUNCATE log_quote;
TRUNCATE log_summary;
TRUNCATE log_summary_type;
TRUNCATE log_url;
TRUNCATE log_url_info;
TRUNCATE log_visitor;
TRUNCATE log_visitor_info;
TRUNCATE log_visitor_online;
TRUNCATE report_viewed_product_index;
TRUNCATE report_compared_product_index;
TRUNCATE report_event;
TRUNCATE index_event;

After that export database MY_DATABASE in file db_magento.sql with following command

mysqldump -u USERNAME -p --single-transaction MY_DATABASE > db_magento.sql

Here USERNAME should be given the mysql username or “root” and then it will ask for password. if your mysql server is without password then just remote “-p” from above command.

then upload this db_magento.sql to server by ftp or scp any command and import with following command

mysql -u USERBAME -p MY_DATABASE < db_magento.sql

Note: If you are using windows servers then you have to be in mysql’s bin directory something like : “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.4\bin” for running above command

After importing this database you have to change two place to run magento exactly same way as old server. run following sql in mysql with changing NEW_MAGENTO_URL with your magento url.

update `core_config_data` set `config_id`='7',`scope`='default',`scope_id`='0',`path`='web/secure/base_url',`value`='http://NEW_MAGENTO_URL/' where `config_id`='7'
update `core_config_data` set config_id`='6',`scope`='default',`scope_id`='0',`path`='web/unsecure/base_url',`value`='http://http://NEW_MAGENTO_URL/' where `config_id`='6'

Note: you can just update web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url of core_config_data table.