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Can Backup Buddy Help With This Complex Job?

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#1 Guest_Amelia Franz_*

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:05 AM


Can I use Backup Buddy to do the following?

I have built a "demo" site for a client on a subdomain of my WP multisite at hostgator.

The client has an existing WP site on a top-level domain (not hostgator). The site is a mess, and we have completely re-done it on my demo/development subdomain site. The theme has changed, along with new plugins and content. It is a total re-do.

Can I use Backup Buddy to move these files (from my development subdomain) onto their existing domain, so that when someone types in their domain name, they will see the newly-developed site, rather than their old one?

The main domain (wezeshatz.org) will be used for the home page, but the other urls (such as for pages and posts) will be different from the ones on their original site, because the content is different.

I assume I would need to somehow delete all those old files and clean out that database first, before moving over the new files to the existing domain? Otherwise, it seems that these urls would have conflicts. Or does Backup Buddy have some way of "overriding" the old pages, posts, etc.?

I am not an expert with databases and these things. I have backed up sites before and worked in cpanel some, have worked just a bit with setting up Mysql databases in a very simple way, but really am a beginner at this.

If it helps understand this problem, the demo url is: demodemo.franzworks.com. Their existing WP site and domain is at wezeshatz.org.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. If Backup Buddy can help me do this, I will purchase it.

--Amelia Franz

#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

Hi Amelia,

Multisite functionality in BackupBuddy is experimental so standalone sites are preferred if possible, especialy anything involving the main site of a multisite.

BackupBuddy can pick up and move sites elsewhere, multisite export technically can export the site to be restored elsewhere as a standalone.

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