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Creating a new site and backing up the old one

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  1. Paul N
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    09 Sep 2010
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    Hi,

    Our company has been using sitefinity to run our website for a few years now, and we got some company to build/set it up.

    Now we are building a completely new website, (new templates and content etc), but a few of the old links will be added to the new pages, so they redirect to the new sites pages.

    But I was wondering if there is a way to download a local copy of the old website to run offline just on my machine, so if we realized we didn't link one of the pages or something we can just run the local copy and see what it's doing.

    When we roll out the new site we will be completely blowing away the old one, so I just want to have a copy of it.

    I downloaded all the files from the FTP, but that doesn't really render as pages.

    Thanks,
    Paul
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Paul N,

    Create a backup of the database and restore it on your local server. Then connect the local website to the database you have restored. All pages are restored inside the database.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Paul N
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    How would I go about backing up the database? I'm not sure where the server is located, as I only use the FTP. The local copy is not just a copy of all the files from the FTP is it?

    And would this all work offline?
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Paul N,

    The data is stored in the database. Check the connectionString of the web.config to see where the database is located - you should know this better then public users.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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