Site Restoration

#17905 moving site to new folder

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

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
Joomla! version: 3.1
PHP version: 5.3.26
MySQL version: 5.1.70
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you).
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.8.2
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: latest

Description of my issue:
Hi, I am new to Akeeba backup and kickstart.

I eventually want to move my joomla web site to a another server, however, I currently simply want to move my joomla web site installation from a sub directory back to the public root directory on the same server. Can I (or should I) use kickstart for this, and are there instructions to do this?
Or should I just be manually changing config file(s) in order to make this move, and not use the Akeeba backup up, kickstart program?



I don't believe we have "not using Akeeba Backup" documented.

In this case it depends on how comfortable you are with moving the files through your host's file manager and how comfortable you are in manually editing the configuration.php file. For this situation, the database settings don't need to be changed. You would need to update the tmp and log paths in config. You may have to update the $live_site option. You probably have to update the backup location in Akeeba Backup. There may be other component settings that need to be adjusted, but you would have to manually adjust them after a restore as well.

Some folks are just more comfortable using "standard" backup and restore procedures even to do this simple move. Some also use this as an opportunity to practice their restore skills.

This is a case of just deciding which you think is easier. It will work with or without Akeeba Backup.


Dale L. Brackin
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