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Creating a new Sitefinity from an existing one

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  1. Derrick
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    I want to create new Sitefinity project from an existing one.  The new project will have a different name and database but should be a copy of the existing project.  How do I do this?

    Thanks, Derrick
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Derrick,

    You can change the project name by setting projectName property under cms node of website web.config file.

     <cms defaultProvider="Sitefinity" projectName="NewProject" pageExtension=".aspx" disabled="false" 
          pageEditorUIMode="Overlay"

    In the other post I described what is the situation with the database - it depends on whether you want to have the same content, if so - you need to get the database as well.

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  3. Derrick
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    I don't quite understand your answer.  What I want is to create a new project "B" from an existing project "A".  I want project "B" to have the exact same content as project "A", but project "B" should have its own database and will have a different name.  A friend said that in 3.2 the Create Project Wizard had an option of copying an existing project while setting up a new one.  Does that exist in 3.6?

    Thanks, Derrick 
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Derrick,

    Since the content is stored in the database, there is no way to get the same content without using a backup of the old database and restore it to a new database.
    Another option is using Sitefinity built in tool under Administration >> Tools section. It  exports all data from pages in the Pages section, data from the following modules: Generic Content, News, Lists, Blogs. Most probably your friend has told you about this approach. During installation you can select the exported project as "template"

    I hope this helps.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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