Duplicating a site on a new server

I want to duplicate a website on a new server, i followed the instructions on the wiki, but the website is displayed in a wrong way. When i click on a group link, i don't see the standard skin but the informations are displayed like this. What could be the problem?Thank you


guid: 2211

type: group

subtype: 0

owner_guid: 4

container_guid: 4

time_created: 1262961616

name: BaI



forum_enable: yes

blog_enable: yes

files_enable: yes

membership: 0



group_acl: 44

event_calendar_enable: yes

pages_enable: yes

  • please can you post here the path you setup in the database



  • My installation is in /var/www/html/elgg/ the data is in /var/www/html/data/

    mysql> select * from elggdatalists;
    | name                   | value                            |
    | __site_secret__        | 2285ff1336903cd16f1f02fcdaf14ece |
    | filestore_run_once     | 1251290208                       |
    | plugin_run_once        | 1251290208                       |
    | widget_run_once        | 1251290208                       |
    | installed              | 1251290208                       |
    | path                   | /var/www/html/elgg/              |
    | dataroot               | /var/www/html/data/              |
    | default_site           | 1                                |
    | simplecache_lastupdate | 1275405462                       |
    | simplecache_default    | 1275405462                       |
    | admin_registered       | 1                                |
    | first_admin_login      | 1251290307                       |
    | viewpath_cache_enabled | 1                                |
    | simplecache_rss        | 1254425250                       |
    | version                | 2009072201                       |
    15 rows in set (0.00 sec)


    Thank you for your help

  • OK 

    Go back to http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/Duplicate_Installation

    and in the MYSQL CHANGES where say data change for that: /var/www/html/data/httpdocs/

    after that make the upgrade.php and look if inside of data there a new directory httpdocs

    If elgg is already make alone all need to work fine






  • Done, i have three new folders named httpdocs httpdocsview_paths and httpdocsviews_simplecache .but still

  • Hi,

    I have same problem with Elgg 1.7 I have installed and tunned up my elgg to under my demo domain but now I like to move it to production server. I have already done all steps what can be found from wiki and also same steps what are in this thread.  It seems that my dublicated Elgg does not found css-file

    server will be always give "404 Not Found" response when css file is tryed to read :(

    snippet form css uri


    I dont know any more what to do, except I have to make full reinstall

    Here is full detail what get when try to _css uri:

    <title>404 Not Found</title>
    <h1>Not Found</h1>
    <p>The requested URL /_css/css.css was not found on this server.</p>
    <address>Apache/2.2.11 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.6-3ubuntu4.5 with Suhosin-Patch proxy_html/3.0.1 mod_ssl/2.2.11 OpenSSL/0.9.8g Server at www.myuri.xxx Port 80</address>