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How to duplicate a live site to use as a test site

Testing, testing

  1. Brogan
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.0
    • 1.1
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    These instructions explain how to create a test installation which is an exact duplicate of your live installation.

    On Your Server
    • Create a new test database with a different database name, user name and password to your live installation
    • Export your current live database and import it into your new test database
    • Create...
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Recent Reviews

  1. ARSamo
    ARSamo
    5/5,
    Help ful
  2. Earl
    Earl
    5/5,
    Helps a lot. Nice guide.
  3. toodlez
    toodlez
    5/5,
    Great work @Brogan
  4. BassMan
    BassMan
    5/5,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Save a lot of time and nerves :)
  5. SelfSufficientMe
    SelfSufficientMe
    5/5,
    Thanks for this guide it's easy to follow and very timely for me as I was in the process of trying to set up my own test site - I had no clue :)
  6. Noobstradamus
    Noobstradamus
    5/5,
    I am needing to do this soon for my site once it goes live. Will be awesome to have a test environment! Thank you Brogan!
  7. TheBigK
    TheBigK
    5/5,
    Nice guide.
  8. Chris D
    Chris D
    5/5,
    Nice one.