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Hosting Migration (and upgrade from Sitefinity 3.2)

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  1. Keith @ Aztek
    Keith @ Aztek avatar
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    27 Jul 2009
    27 Jul 2009
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    We are a web hosting and web development company and are looking to migrate a new client from their current hosting company to us. They are currently running Sitefinity 3.2.1616.2:1.  I am looking for the necessary migration steps to get the site transferred from one hosting provider to another (us).


    I am not familiar with Sitefinity, but have read the installation instructions and the user guide.


    After I get a database backup file and all hosting files, get IIS configured, is it as simple as copying files to the new server?  (assuming I change web.config connection strings).


    Additionally, they currently are “renting” their license from their current provider, so I would also have to upgrade to the most recent version (as they will be purchasing a new license).


    Any help and/or direction would be awesome.


    (Also, we are and continue to use RadControls for ASP.NET)

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    28 Jul 2009
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    Hello Keith Rowe,

    Sitefinity follows the structure of every ASP.NET website. Generally in the process of migration you should have a backup of your database. The backup have to be restored on the new SQL ( or other platform) server. Then FTP all project's files to the new server in the root of the domain. Modify the connectionString section in your web.config. Grant account read and write permissions to App_Data folder if necessary.

    You should also check the new hosting provider security policy for medium trust( if the website is going to work under medium trust you should disable health monitoring and workflow).

    Ivan Dimitrov
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