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6/13/2014 3:08 PM

Not sure this is the right forum area for this, but I will post here for now.

I just got some bad news about the datacenter where my server sits that hosts my website DNN installation is at, so I have to move the DNN to a new server.

My experience in the past (before DNN!) was only related to working with a web editor (i.e. MS FrontPage) and keeping a copy locally, publishing it to a new location was quite easy and straightforward.

I need to get a copy of my current website DNN installation and be able to load it back to another server. The base platform (i.e. MS Server 2008 Standard 32 bit) will stay the same.

I will install IIS, same SMTP client, so I am assuming I have to start with a new DNN installation, but would like to get a step by step procedure from there.

Is there this procedure outlined like this anywhere?


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6/13/2014 6:36 PM
you can do a portal site export and then use that as the template with a new install, but I don't recommend that as you may lose some data (e.g. if a 3rd party module does not implement the core IPortable interface). Instead I recommend you use the standard process as outlined at i.e backup the database and folders and restore to the new server(s). As you'll presumably be using the same url you may not need to add a new portalalias, but if your new host provides a temporary/development url I'd recommend using it.

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