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I am looking into XCloner to see if it can do what I need to do.
I am developing a website on Joomla platform. The site is hosted at Joomlapolis.
To make development faster, I want to bring in outside developers. And to avoid accidental crashes of my main sites, I want to create development stage cloned sites of my main site.
For example: my main site is at dermbiz.net.
I want to created 5 development cloned sites call dev1.dermbiz.net, dev2.dermbiz.net… etc.
I know that normally I can backup the main site, restore the copy onto the subdomain site, and edit the configuration files.
Can XCloner do this process better, more efficiently, and faster? Will I still need to configure configuration files?
Hi there! Yes, XCloner can be used to create first a complete copy of your original site files and database, and the by using our 2 files restore script and the backup archive, you will be able to restore that backup on the other location resulting in a complete cloned copy of the original site. In order to understand the restore process and how to use it more efficient in your situation, you need to make some test restores, since you are on the same server, you could access the restore script from one location and use it to reply to multiple location from that location.
Hope it helps! Regards, Ovidiu
September 30, 2010
I wonder if there is a language problem ?
I try to understand the cloning procedure and I am not sure if I understand your english correctly as I am not englishspeaking from birth.
I have made a back up,
I have unchecked archiving, however the backupfile I get is nevertheless an archive, ok lets accept that little bug.
But then, when I start the cloning process, I meet the next difficulty:
you write under providing ftp details:
Please provide the website url where backup will be moved,
example http://www.sitename.com/, we need this because we will direct
you there to access the restore script
can you say precisely what you mean by where back up will be move…
does that mean where the backup will be MOVED TO ?
and further down you write
Please provide the ftp directory of where you
would like to move the backup , example public_html/ or htdocs/ and
make sure it has write permissions for everybody, usually 777
this means probably also , where the backip will be movedTO !
in that case both addresses, URL and FTP are the same , yes ?
do I have to upload the restore scripts to the URL or is it unpacked automatically during the cloning procedure ?
is it well understood that the URL (or FTP address) folder mentioned above does not contain any file to begin with ,
is a completely empty folder on the server with permission 777 ?
Thanks for clarification
HI there! Ok, to clarify
Website url – this needs to indicate the url of the website you would like to restore to
Ftp directory – this needs to indicate a ftp directory that corresponds to the url above, so it’s not a url
And yes, both Website url and ftp directory need to point to the same location, but they usually have different values
At this step, the script will try to automatically move the restore script we provide and the backup archive to the new location, but if it fails, you might need to manually move them so you are able to continue the restore process, please check the full Restore options on this page https://docs.xcloner.com/#/
September 30, 2010
Thanks very much for the fast clarification
I get now the error message
Warning: ftp_nb_put() [function.ftp-nb-put]: Permission denied. in /mnt/web1/40/32/;;;;;;/htdocs/site,,,/administrator/components/com_xcloner/cloner.functions.php on line 565
FTP upload has failed for file site,,,/XCloner.php ! Stopping ….
the access to the files which have to be cloned is denied,
I thaught there could be access problems to the target directory ,
but not to the files to be cloned, strange
Thanks for explanation
That error indicates that the ftp upload process is unable to use the specified ftp upload path to send the backup to, you might want to check that.
If it fails, i suggest you manually move the backup archive and restore script to the new location so you are able to continue the restore process as specified in the wiki link i sent.