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Move sites to another Sitefinity installation

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  1. Ivaylo
    Ivaylo avatar
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    01 Sep 2009
    19 Mar 2010
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    I have couple of sites which were managed on one Sitefinity installation. I would like to have these sites moved/migrated to  another machine which has Sitefinity already installed on it. The sites are using local SQL Server installation.
    I moved the folders and the databases, created the sites in IIS and updated the Project.xml file for the Project Manager. Now I see all projects/sites in the project manager view but if I want to view a site I get "Thank you for visiting our web site. Please return soon for updates." and if I want to edit one, I see no pages at all "No pages have been created yet, or you have no permissions to view them."
    I am obviously doing something wrong. What is the 'proper' procedure for doing this kind of move?

    Thanks
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    22 Mar 2010
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    Hi Ivaylo,

    The welcome message "Thank you for visiting our web site. Please return soon for updates."
     is shown when there is no home page set for the website.

    No pages have been created yet, or you have no permissions to view them." - make sure that you have created a backup of the local database, it has been restored on the production and the connection string points to the newly created database. If you use an user that belongs to administrator role, there are not any permission restrictions. You can query the database to see the actual data for pages.


    SELECT TOP 1000 [Application]
          ,[ID]
          ,[Name]
          ,[LoweredName]
          ,[Ordinal]
          ,[ParentID]
          ,[ItemType]
      FROM [CMDEV3].[dbo].[sf_PageBase]


    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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