I'm trying to get my head around getting an existing live website running Sitefinity 3.2 SP1 ported across to a new server running the latest version. At this time I want to stage the site on a local machine.
I've setup a new Windows XP machine, installed IIS and installed all the .NET frameworks plus all the patches, and installed MS SQL 2008 R2 Express.
I assumed that the following would be the process:
1) Detach the database from the existing site and copy the files to the XP machine and reattach to SQL 2008 Express.
2) Install the FULL version of Sitefinity 3.2 SP1 on the XP Machine.
3) Do a full copy of the wwwroot directory from the server and copy over the top of the wwwroot folder of the XP machine.
4) Perform the upgrade from 3.2 SP1 to 3.7 SP4 according to the upgrade instructions.
Am I on the right track here?