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#1 Guest_Lou Anne_*

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:18 AM

How does backupbuddy handle multisite and importing to a client site. If I use multisite to develope sites and then move them using backupbuddy to the clients server. What will be included in the database?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:13 PM

BackupBuddy does not support multisite. BackupBuddy can't migrate multisites, but it has been reported that it can restore a backup to exactly the same spot on the same server since none of the linking information changes.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:45 PM

This has been stated <a class="sfcode" href="http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> on our Backupbuddy product page.


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

Skyler says BB does not support multisite.

The BackupBuddy product page states:

<p style="padding-left: 30px">We do not officially support MU or multisite currently. However, it has
been reported that in MU BackupBuddy can backup either the current site
or all sites on the single WP installation and in WordPress 3.0âs
multisite, it backs up the entire set of sites on the single WP

So to clarify for myself, does this mean that BB unofficially supports WordPress 3.0âs multisite as long as all sites are on a single WP installation and restored only to the original server location? But we should not expect to be able to migrate a WP 3.0 multisite image to another server....?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:31 PM

Hi Jean,

Yes that is correct. It only works if you restore it to the same place you already have it installed. Not at the moment. We might add the multisite feature in the future, as it is still under discussion.


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:54 PM

Hi Josh,

Since I purchased backupbuddy so I can migrate to a new site AND I would like to use multisite for developing my client's site please include this in your next release. If a good deal of your profit is made by people buying the developer package of backup buddy, then it's likely that's the group that wants this option. WP3.0 gave us the gift of of combining multisite into the core, taking backupbuddy to that level keeps your product in sych with that feature.

There are other backup systems, for free, that I could be using but backupbuddy was worth the purchase for the migration feature.

Thanks for listening,

Lou Anne

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:24 AM

Ditto what Lou Anne said.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:21 AM

+1 vote for adding migration-with-multisite support to BackupBuddy.

As Lou Anne pointed out, multisite is now part of core. It is very useful for clients who run a few domains off of a single WP installation. If you can help us consultants with our development to production processes, it'll be a huge differentiator compared to free solutions. You'll get extra mentions on forums and blogs when I can say, "Oh yeah, BackupBuddy can handle this otherwise tough migration situation."



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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:05 PM

@all, this is a forum board for pre-sales questions,

If you want to add suggestions, comments and or recommendations, please do so in the appropriate forums, I'm afraid most posts here will remain unnoticed,


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

added a request here, so we can encourage the new feature to be added Posted Image


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

Will there be an official multisite support in the near future?