#10970 – Restoring in a new site

Posted in ‘Kickstart / Backup Restoration’
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Saturday, 04 February 2012 14:45 CST
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: 1.5.23
PHP version: (unknown)
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (unknown)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (unknown)

Description of my issue:
I have a site with AB installed. And I want to use this backup as a base for new sites. Let's say a have a Blog site with different extensions installed. and I want to use the backup to create new blogs identical to this but with different domain names. Can I use AB to do that? How can I do it?
Saturday, 04 February 2012 16:25 CST
Yes, you can, and it's very simple:
1. Take a backup
2. Upload the backup archive to the new domain
3. Upload kickstart.php to the new domain
4. Access kickstart, e.g. http://www.example.com/kickstart.php, and restore the backup on the new site
The thing with Akeeba Backup is that it wasn't originally designed as a backup tool. It was designed as a site transfer script, intended to transfer a site from the development to the live server. As such, the generated archive was specifically designed to be able to be restored anywhere, even on a different directory, subomain or server, with a different domain name, even with a different architecture (think about transferring a site from a Linux server to a Windows server).

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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