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#1 Philip Boyle

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

Hi

Supposing , for sake of argument, i have a basic site on the domain name DetroitDrivingSchool.com, a  WP site (using Builder theme). And that the site is OWNED BY ME.

Let's say, using Backup Buddy I have backed it up fully (full site backup plus database etc ).

How straightforward would it then be , to restore that whole site to a NEW , DIFFERENT domain, such as BostonDrivingSchool.com ? To create a new site very fast.

How doable is that ?

Seems to be I would then have to edit and / or delete content on posts / pages to make it relevant and unique.

Also I'd have to attend to any keywords in the All-In-One SEO Plugin. And several other of the plugins with the more personal settings.

And maybe change the header graphic if it didn't match with the city.

But apart from that , seems to me I could , if I chose , keep all the same / similar menu struture , widget ares, plugin settings etc, and save myself a lot of work in consructing the new site .

Please let me know.

Phil




#2 Ronald

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:03 PM

Hi Phil,

Backupbuddy will create a 100% duplicate of the source site. So it's a matter of either:

- create a source site that has all the basics, and nothing too specific, so you can "fill in the blanks"

- or know what to remove once the target site is up (create "the blanks")

So yes, deleting and reconfiguring plugins (e.g. the All in One SEO plugin) is very doable. But you will know better all the content, settings and specifics.

hope this helps,
Ronald

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#3 Philip Boyle

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:12 AM

Thanks Ronald,

Good to know the software has this capability.

I think probably your first suggestion , â  create a source site that has all the basics, and nothing too specific,

so you can "fill in the blanks" - would be a sensible way to go.

Phil

Edited by Philip Boyle, 22 July 2010 - 02:13 AM.


#4 Philip Boyle

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 01:45 PM

Hey Ronald

I do have a further question on this â just to confirm , so the original site let's say will have the Builder Theme and a Child Theme activated , and other Child Themes installed , and at least a couple of iThemes Paid-For Plugins installed too, incl. Rotating Images and BillBoard.

So , technically speaking, I want to confirm that I should not expect any technical issues  or problems in connection with these Paid-For plugins in doing this restore process with the Backup Buddy software ?

Quite an important point, as I will have configured the Child Theme somewhat prior to the backup and the restore.

Having to reinstall ,say, the Child Theme afterward would defeat the object somewhat of including it in the backup in the first place.

Just wanna know before I go, so I save my precious and limited time as much as possible.

Thanks

Phil

Edited by Philip Boyle, 27 July 2010 - 01:48 PM.


#5 sridhar

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:33 AM

Yes Phil. You should not expect any such technical issues with restoration.

BackupBuddy does 1:1 restoration.