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#11385 best joomla option for clean restoration

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treat2day
Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? yes, restoration best practices
Joomla! version: 2.5.1
PHP version: 5.3
MySQL version: 5.1.49
Host: dreamhost.com, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.3.13
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.3.2

Description of my issue:

I will make this a public ticket as it may be helpful to other search query installs.

Actually, I would like some direction regarding restoration.

I installed on subdomain and backup worked great. I then uninstalled to restore with no problem.

Question: The submain.mydomain.com will need to be moved and restored to mydoamain.com. Should I build the original Joomla install in a directory Example: mydomain.com/joomla or would it matter if it was a subdomain. I want to build in an environment with the cleanest way to restore without the possibility of errors. I also want to avoid a misconfigured website.

Also, every domain uses SSL and redirecting url to a subdomain (not even a wildcard) is allowed on the server per webhost rules. So I will need to move it back to the root unless it was installed in the directory in the root which allows redirecting.

I have the complete backup from subdomain.mydomain.com with the following backups with notes. (but I am will to do fresh install without backup in a directory if that is your advice.)

1. install joomla without sample data, akeeba, nonumber components with advance module manager
2. install components and extensions
3. install template and framework
4. install K2, RS Blog and matching plugins

At this point, no content has been added.

I appreciate any advice you have experience to recommend. I have three copies of the AkeebaBackup to do this process in seperate domains but on the same server.

Thank You.



Thank you.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
I was lost in the details. Are you simply trying to move a site from a subdomain (e.g. foobar.example.com) to the main domain (e.g. www.example.com)? If so, all you need to do is:
1. Backup your site in the subdomain and keep the backup archive somewhere safe
2. Backup the site in the main domain (for safety reasons) and keep the backup archive somewhere safe
3. Delete both sites
4. Restore the backup of the subdomain to the main domain.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
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treat2day
I currently have a wordpress in main domain www.example.com. This will be deleted and replaced with Joomla.

Do I need to install a copy of Joomla in www.example.com before moving the site in the subdomain backup archive for foobar.example.com?

Or can I simply upload the backup archive for foobar.example.com on the empty www.example.com?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
No, just remove the site from www.example.com, backup the site on foobar.example.com and then restore it to www.example.com. You do not need to install Joomla! on www.example.com prior to the restoration. In fact, doing so may create permissions issues which may hamper the restoration procedure.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

treat2day
Could I use the same backup to duplicate the install for two other www.example.com using my Akeebapro which all have licenses?

This would save me from uploading identical extensions and plugins without content.

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
Of course you can! That's the primary reason for having Akeeba Backup after all :)

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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