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Moving Site From Subdirectory To Root

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#1 Guest_Ken_*

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

If I create a site in a test directory (i.e. www.mydomain.com/test/), how easy is it to use Backup Buddy to move it to the root (i.e. www.mydomain.com) and have all the links to images, files, pages, etc. still work after the move?


#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:07 PM

Hi Ken,

How easy will of course vary per person's perspective and expectations, but migrating to a subdirectory like that should be the same as a normal BackupBuddy migration/restore so nothing extra comparatively. Would create the test subdirectory you want to migrate to, a database that has an associated user with all privileges (probably safer just in case to have it use a separate database than the main site), upload the backup and importbuddy and migrate like normal. And once done with the test location can delete the subdirectory site and its database.

This codex page has some information on migration/restores and at the bottom has some more links to useful pages (like the manual migration page that should have a sample video).

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