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Best approach to move a Project to another Machine (BackendSiteMap error)

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  1. kamakaze
    kamakaze avatar
    1 posts
    30 Jul 2007
    13 Oct 2010
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    What is the best and proper approach when moving a Created Project from one Server to another (especially including the Database).

    Scenario currently:
    Boss said, create me a Demo for a Customer.
    I prepared a Virtual Machine for development.
    Did my mambo jambo and then the Task arrived to move the project to another machine including a Database dump.

    Obvious differences are:
    - Connection String in the "DataConfig" file is on my VM "Integrated Security" but on destination the "sa" user.
    - On my VM i use "Administrator" as user to develop.

    When moving the Site to another Location now including the Database, i get the following error (see attached screenshot):

    Invalid root node configured for pages. No root node with the name of "BackendSiteMap".

    Obviously something i do wrong.

    System (both)
    SQL Server 2008
    OS: Windows Server 2008
    Sitefinity: Beta 2 v 4.0.685.0
    IIS7 with .NET Framework 4.
    Visual Studio 2010

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    13 Oct 2010
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    Hi kamakaze,

    This looks like a bug that appears in application initialization. Could you also try to create a user control and see what will be returned with the code below

    var pageMan = PageManager.GetManager("OpenAccessDataProvider");
    var node = pageMan.GetPageNodes().FirstOrDefault(n => n.Name.Equals("BackendSiteMap", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase));

    Could you delete the config files inside App_Data/Sitefinity/Configuration folder. This will re initialize the project again and you have to install it again.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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