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Export the posts via the exporter at wp_admin->Tools->Export and bundle the resulting file. Provide the end user with instructions for importing them-- basically, install the WordPress importer and then visit wp_admin->Tools->Import. Please do not try to force installation of your posts automatically as it will insert data into the user's ...
It's not difficult. You need to transfer files to the new server. Create a blank database and keep it's name, user_name (this user must have all privileges of this newly created database) and password. Edit config.php file on new server with the these new details. Read: Wordpress Codex for transferring site
You can get all ids of featured images querying the "post_meta" table for "_thumbnail_id" (as Milo said) in the "meta_key" column and selecting the "meta_value" column. Then replace your values in the same "post_meta" table where "post_id" are the ones above and "meta_key" is "_wp_attached_file" and / or "_wp_attachment_metadata" Hope that makes sense
Admittedly, this is a guess. The exporter, in the versions I have used, does not save your files to a local disk. It creates an XML file with references to your images on a server somewhere. When the importer reads the XML file, it will download from that server and upload to your new installation. If your images are not available-- not accessible for ...
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