Friendica Communications Platform (please note that this is a clone of the repository at github, issues are handled there) https://friendi.ca
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  1. How to move your account between servers
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  3. * [Home](help)
  4. ! **This is an experimental feature**
  5. * Go to "Settings" -> "[Export personal data](uexport)"
  6. * Click on "Export account" to save your account data.
  7. * **Save the file in a secure place!** It contains your details, your contacts, groups, and personal settings. It also contains your secret keys to authenticate yourself to your contacts.
  8. * Go to your new server, and open *http://newserver.com/uimport* (there is not a direct link to this page at the moment).
  9. * Do NOT create a new account prior to importing your old settings - uimport should be used *instead* of register.
  10. * Load your saved account file and click "Import".
  11. * After the move, the account on the old server will not work reliably anymore, and should be not used.
  12. Friendica contacts
  13. ---
  14. Friendica will recreate your account on the new server, with your contacts and groups.
  15. A message is sent to Friendica contacts, to inform them about your move:
  16. If your contacts are runnning on an updated server, your details on their side will be automatically updated.
  17. StatusNet/GNUSocial/Diaspora contacts
  18. ---
  19. Contacts on Statusnet/Identi.ca or Diaspora will be archived, as we can't inform them about your move.
  20. You should ask them to remove your contact from their lists and re-add you, and you should do the same with their contact.