I'm using latest drupal 7 and civicrm.

I have an existing drupal/civi install which uses the same database, and i'd like to switch to having separate databases - is that possible?

The civi side is the important part fwiw.



Do you mean separating the Drupal and CiviCRM database on an active installation? If possible the easiest would be to re-install with separate databases.

  • Yes - it's a long running civicrm installation which has been upgraded to current, but i now want to separate them.. if i installed civicrm fresh with separate databases, what would the transfer process look like? - i assume i can't just copy the civicrm_ tables across? – user3016811 Oct 24 '17 at 10:01
  • hmm ok - from the sound of that i perhaps can do the equivalent of copy the civicrm_ tables (minus a few) - thanks, i'll try following that. – user3016811 Oct 24 '17 at 11:14
  • I ended up following these instructions wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/… which has some manual elements, and it was successful. However, i also tried just duplicating the existing combined database (and removing the drupal tables, though that didn't seem critical) then referring to that from a drupal site with fresh standalone civi installed, and haven't noticed any issues.. is there anything i should be aware of doing that? – user3016811 Oct 29 '17 at 17:53

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