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6/30/2018 12:07:17 PM
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Child Sites

 Hi!

I am sure you have the solution.

Sometimes ago I created a child site, that has grown more than expected and is now more important and complex than the main site. I  would like to isolate it and make a brand new installation.

Any suggestion?

 

Thanks in advance

 M.

 

10/20/2018 2:05:11 AM
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Re: Child Sites

Hi Mari,

You can make a child site a stand alone site by following these steps:

  1. Backup the site database and restore it as a separate database with a new name. On the new database, run this SQL (where the site you are isolating is ID 2):
    UPDATE mp_Sites SET IsServerAdminSite = 0 WHERE SiteID = 1;
    UPDATE mp_Sites SET IsServerAdminSite = 1 WHERE SiteID = 2;
  2. Create your new site in IIS, give it a temporary url binding.
  3. Copy all of the mojoPortal files from the original site. For the \data\sites\[n] folders, copy only the child site you are isolating but keep its site number. So, if the site you want to isolate is site number 2, leave it as 2 when you copy it.
  4. Edit the user.config in the new website files
    1. set the connection string to connect to the database you created earlier
    2. add <add key="AllowDeletingChildSites" value="true" /> 
  5. Open to the new site in your browser. You should be directed to the site you wanted to isolate.
  6. You can login and delete the other sites.

I hope this helps,
Joe

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