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Install sitefinity on Productionsystem

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  1. gabs002
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    hi there,

    I'm using sitefinity since a couple of month. I installed it on my local computer.
    Now we want to have it on our production-system. But there we have already some websites installed, so I want to avoid that I got a chaos with my websites after installing sitefinity, cause usually sitefinity is installted on default-website.

    How can I decide where the sitefinity-projectmanager should should be reachable?

    Thank you,
    Gabriele
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Gabriele Muerth,

    The Sitefinity executable installs its own virtual directory under the default website of IIS, so this should not mess your website. The project manager could be migrated to another location different from the Default website, after the project manager has been installed. Basically you need to move it to another IIS website or virtual folder. It does not make sense to have the project manager on your production server. Generally you should have only the website content. You can use the projectmanager on your dev server and then FTP only the projects. The production server should be used only for the websites that are going live.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. gabs002
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    Hello,

    At the moment we have a similar situation you described.
    We got a Testsystem and if we want the changes on our productionsystem, we have to backup the test-database and attach it to the production-database. We want to avoid a complexity like this, because collegues of mine should be able to modify the texts on the website and they are not able to backup and attach database. What would you suggest in this situation?

    Thank you,
    Gabriele
  4. Georgi
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    Hello Gabriele,

    We are working on synchronization service right now, but it will be done for Sitefinity 4.0. Unfortunately, 3.x do not have such kind of automation, which means that you should go with:

    * database backup and restore
    * 3rd party DB merge tool.

    You can upgrade to 4.0 once it is released. 

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
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  5. gabs002
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    Hi Sitefinity-Team,

    I found now the solution for my problem and I'm wondering why you havn't mentioned it.
    If I type in my website and add "/Sitefinity" I get into the administration of my website and can modify my content. That's what I needed. Now I can add users for my collegues, who can modify the texts of the sites.

    Is there a problem with this solution, or maybe I phrased my question wrong (maybe my first question was to general - I'm sorry)?

    Please let me know!

    Regards, Gabriele

  6. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hello Gabriele Muerth,

    Thank you for getting back to us.

    May be we have crossed wires in the communication and we did not understand each other correctly. Basically what yo have done is what you should normally do. Each website created with Sitefinity is running its own instance of the CMS. When you move to production you do not need to run the installer on the production to install the CMS. You need just to FTP the whole website and fix the connection string to the database. Then when you hit /Sitefinity you will have access to the back-end of that particular website.

    I hope all is clear now. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Best wishes,
    Radoslav Georgiev
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  7. gabs002
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I think now everything is clear :)

    Regards, Gabriele
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