Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#8403 Site replication

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Latest post by nicholas on Monday, 19 April 2010 01:22 CDT

Dear Sir,

I'm tryinfo to replicate a site with a pro akeeba backup. I restored the backup in the same server, but the two sites now share the same database. I guess that with the Akeeba Backup Installer i can create a copy of a mysql database to allow the sites to work independently.

ABI does this trick? It´s the best way to do it?
Where´s the download link for ABI?

Thank you!
Alfredo Maranca

The ABI is embedded in your backup archive, in the /installation folder. Akeeba never has sufficient rights to create a database on a commercial server, only to restore tables and data to an existing database. You need to create your database manually before you start the restore. The database connection information that is displayed during the restore is from the backed up site. If you don't change that data, both sites are pointed to the same database. The easiest way to fix the problem is to create your new database and redo the restore of new site.

Dale L. Brackin
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I think this question is interesting...
How to replicate "automatically" the files and databases in others directory/database (already existing) on the same webserver?

Akeeba Staff
What you are looking for is best achieved in the operating system level. You can use something like rsync to synchronize the files. regarding the databases, you can either pipe the output of mysqldump to the command-line mysql utility or - if you are on different servers - set up the second site's database as a slave and the first site's database as a master and have them automatically synchronize.

In theory you could create a CRON job which runs the backup on the source site, transfers the backup archive to the destination site and restore it. The restoration part requires a lot of custom code to be written, as you wouldn't like to fire up a browser during that step. It's too much of a hassle to set up and not a very cheap solution either (because of all the custom development required).

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