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My question is in regards to changing the domain of my Magento site..
You can export your database via phpMyAdmin. Make sure to select ‘disable foreign key restraints’ when exporting. Import into newly created database, update /app/etc/local.xml with the new database information, and then clear the cache folders /var/session and /var/cache out. Login to phpMyAdmin, select your new database and find the core_config_data table. You’ll see your old url for both secure and unsecure, make sure you update these to your new domain name. You’ll also need to transfer over the media folder if you have done any customizations to your design.