Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes, pretty much everything
Have I searched the tickets before posting? Yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? Yes
Joomla! version: 1.5.latest
PHP version: 5.2.6
MySQL version: 5.1.49
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: latest stable
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: latest stable
Description of my issue: I'm somewhat new with Joomla so please bear with me.
I am working with a live site running Joomla 1.5 and want to make a copy of the site in a subdomain for upgrade and development purposes, then reaplace the existing site when the development is done.
My plan is to upgrade the development site to Joomla 1.7 (which will break some stuff), install and develop a new theme (which will break more stuff), upgrade 3rd party extensions after the 1.7 upgrade, tweak the content and menus, and then move it live when it's ready.
I don't really know if this is the best course of action considering what I'm trying to accomplish :P
But for now I'm just trying to get the site into a subdomain so I can go from there. What I've done so far:
• created akeebabackup files from live site, downloaded, and uploaded to development subdomain,
• uploaded kickstart to the development subdomain
Before I go any further I want to make sure I'm not going to overwrite anything on the live site:
Will kickstart know to recreate the site in the subdomain rather than in the root where the live site is?
Do I need to do anything with databases for the development site either before or after running kickstart?
Anything else to know to protect the live site?
Please let me know if I'm not on the right track here, I'm not 100% sure if this is even the proper way to develop an existing Joomla site.