wiki:CiviCRM HowTo Copy a Site

CiviCRM HowTo Copy a Site

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  1. On the site you want to copy clear the CiviCRM cache by running the command:
    • http://{site domain}/index.php?q=civicrm/clearcache
  2. Backup the CiviCRM and Drupal databases.
  3. Create the new databases and restore the backups to these databases.
  4. Ensure that the database user(s) have the correct permissions (see CiviCRM HowTo Install)
  5. Copy the directory of the original Drupal site to the new location.
  6. Change the ownership of the new site directory to www-data or the relevant user.
  7. In the new site directory, amend settings files {Drupal Home}/sites/default/settings.php and {Drupal Home}/sites/default/civicrm.settings.php to:
    1. Change the database connection details.
    2. Directories and URLs.
  8. Browse to the new site and go onto the CiviCRM tab / menu item.
  9. Go to Administration\System Settings\Directories and amend the custom directories.

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