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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:42 AM
But before I do you need to confirm that Backupbuddy supports magic migrates from localhost to live server and the other way, from live server to localhost.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:06 AM
Such a migration process requires that the server you are migrating to be accessible by ftp and http from the server you are migrating from - so if by "localhost" you are meaning a development server environment on your desktop machine or any such machine on a private network then to migrate _to_ that server using the migration process you are asking about would require that you enabled such access by whatever means you choose.
It is not usual for any such machine on a private network to be publicly accessible in that way although if you have the right equipment and expertise you can certainly make it so - but just to let you know that assistance with any such configuration is not covered by our support as it is related to the configuration of your specific equipment and not directly to the operation and use of BackupBuddy.
Additionally, not all hosts enable _outgoing_ ftp connections from their hosting servers so you would have to additionally ensure that was enabled (just because you can connect _in_ from an external ftp client doesn't mean that the server is allowed to establish connections _out_).
The migration process that you are asking about can be used in going from a private development environment to a live hosting environment if the above conditions are met (which they usually are) and there are no host limitations on things like maximum single file ftp upload size that would be exceeded by the size of a backup file.
For the live to the private development server migration direction by far the most common approach is to download the backup file and the migration script from the live server to the development server and run the migration locally at the development server.
You should always also ensure that both your server environments are compatible or that if they are not then you know the steps to take to port your site between the two - for example, one may use a php.ini file for PHP configuration and would choke on PHP configuration through the .htaccess file whilst the other may ignore a php.ini and require PHP configuration through the .htaccess file; memory limits must be compatible; you need to make sure that your PHP installations are compatible with respect to extensions, etc.
Basically the constraints on what you can do are determined by your live and private hosting environments and not specifically by BackupBuddy.
Please let us know if you have any additional question or clarification required in this respect, thanks.
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