XF 1.5 Best way to migrate test site


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I have a test site with all extensions installed on a test domain. When it's completed, I'd like to move it onto the live domain and make it active. Are there steps anywhere as to moves, whether you'll need to make changes in the database or it's just a config? I know that some of the data is in the database since you set it in the control panel, e.g. URL to your forum.

In addition, since this is a test site, I'll need to wipe out the forums and do an import of the data of the live forum. If I do this and I want to get forum threads and users to match, can I purge all the current users and data in the current database and run an upgrade -- I assume that will reset all counters?

Given that there are addons, it seems that the best path may be the most painful - upload everything fresh and fresh reinstall of all the add-ons, just redoing the settings of everything in the live forum. Would enjoy thoughts.