Not to confuse my other threads for support on MultiDB, I am opening a new post on a separate topic regarding MultiDB installation.
Because of my prior installation problems regarding the ‘move-blogs.php‘, I would like to know if I can manually setup each database, created the tables and then placed the ‘db-config.php’ into the /wp-content directory?
Is that a possible way of getting around the table copy problem of using ‘move-blogs.php’ and ultimately getting MultiDB to work?
I will be using the 16 database configuration for my setup.
I have the following questions regarding this approach:
1) Do I need to run MultiDB on a dedicated IP? Can it be on a shared IP?
2) Do I actually need to run move-blogs.php?
3) Can I configure db-config.php and place it into wp-content ?
4) How do I assign databases to each child site?
5) How can I test if everything is working properly?
I guess my last question is the most important. I am circumventing the initial installation instructions because of prior install problems, so I’d like a way to test that each database is working with the assigned child site.
Does MultiDB copy each new blog site into the databases in a defined pattern, 0-9, a-f then start over? When I add new child sites, how are they assigned to individual databases. I'd like a way to verify it is working properly.
Is each database linked directly to each child site? Or, is there a master database that directs reads and writes?
Can someone elaborate on how exactly MultiDB works?