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Trial on desktop to licensed server move migration

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  1. Nora Colliton
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    I have developed a site using the trail version on my local desktop. I now have  a licensed version on a server machine. Please point me to instructions to migrate everything from the trial, desktop box using SQL Express to the server box using a seperate SQL Server DB.

    thank you,

    Nora
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Nora Colliton,

    There is no difference in the functionality between trial and standard edition of Sitefinity. Generally you have to

    1. FTP all project files from the current server to the new one.
    2. Create a backup of your current database and restore it on the new server
    3. Change web.config's connectionString attribute to point to the new SQL server.

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  3. Nora Colliton
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    1. FTP all project files from the current server to the new one.
    2. Create a backup of your current database and restore it on the new server
    3. Change web.config's connectionString attribute to point to the new SQL server.


    1 and 2 complete without issue.

    3. Having difficulty. Where specifically is the web.config that applies? I though I had changed the correct one but it still appears I am pointing to the local DB.

    thank you,
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Nora Colliton,

    Check connectionStrings attribute in your web.config file

    <connectionStrings>
            <add name="Sitefinity" connectionString="data source=SERVERNAME;Integrated Security=SSPI;initial catalog=DBNAME" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
    </connectionStrings>


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  5. Nora Colliton
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    Is this the web.config in the Project manager directory?

     

    thanks

  6. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Nora Colliton,

    Please take a look at connectionStrings Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema). You have modify Sitefinity's website connection string.

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