10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2009 12:42 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Problems after moving site

    momech Level 1
      Hi everyone,

      I recently upgraded to a new Mac and during the process of transferring everything from my old hard disc to my new, I missed exporting an MXL file of my site. I have all of the files etc. on my Mac and all of the remote files are still up on the server but how do I "link" the two again? I have the remote server info but don't know what I'm supposed to do with it. Very grateful for any suggestions, my site is way overdue an update!
        • 1. Re: Problems after moving site
          Level 7
          two choices-
          Is the old machine bootable?
          go to it, open dreamweaver.
          Open the Manage Sites dialog box [dw menu->sites->Manage sites]
          and use the export button to export .ste site definition backup files.

          move those to the new machine and import them.
          then fix them to account for the change in local folder paths-
          local info: local site folder and default images folder
          site tab: location of site's "homepage"

          or- just define new site definitions on the new machine.
          dw menu->site->manage sites
          create a New site - pick "site" and not "RDS"
          go through the wizard, or if you have all the info it's simpler to use the
          "advanced" tab.

          define the local site folder, and enter the remote server info.
          --
          Alan
          Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

          http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/



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          • 2. Re: Problems after moving site
            momech Level 1
            Thanks Alan for your speedy reply, it's much appreciated.

            Unfortunately the old machine is unavailable, so I'll have to go with the second of your options.

            I'm pretty unsure of what I'm doing but I'll try using Advanced for defining the site. What should I choose for Local root folder: the local root folder on my hard disc, presumably? Containing all my files, images etc? Do I need a Default Images folder?

            Then in Remote Info, should I choose Local/Network? What Remote folder should I choose? Or should I be choosing FTP here? The remote server info I got from my website host seems to match the choices Wizard gives..

            Sorry for being a bit of a dummy. Hope you can find time to help me with this again.
            • 3. Re: Problems after moving site
              Level 7
              > What should I choose for Local root folder: the local root folder on
              > my hard disc, presumably?

              Yes.

              > Do I need a Default Images folder?

              No, but if you don't define it then DW won't be able to automatically copy
              images into it when you insert images that are not within the local root
              folder.

              > Then in Remote Info, should I choose Local/Network? What Remote folder
              > should
              > I choose? Or should I be choosing FTP here? The remote server info I got
              > from
              > my website host seems to match the choices Wizard gives..

              This is where you put your Remote FTP information -

              FTP Host = www.example.com
              Host Directory = leave this blank for now

              enter your user ID and password given by the host.

              Now what happens when you click "Test"? If you connect successfully, then
              please connect, expand the Files panel, and tell us what folder names you
              see on the Remote side.... This will help us figure out what should go in
              the Host directory field.

              --
              Murray --- ICQ 71997575
              Adobe Community Expert
              (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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              "momech" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks Alan for your speedy reply, it's much appreciated.
              >
              > Unfortunately the old machine is unavailable, so I'll have to go with the
              > second of your options.
              >
              > I'm pretty unsure of what I'm doing but I'll try using Advanced for
              > defining
              > the site. What should I choose for Local root folder: the local root
              > folder on
              > my hard disc, presumably? Containing all my files, images etc? Do I need a
              > Default Images folder?
              >
              > Then in Remote Info, should I choose Local/Network? What Remote folder
              > should
              > I choose? Or should I be choosing FTP here? The remote server info I got
              > from
              > my website host seems to match the choices Wizard gives..
              >
              > Sorry for being a bit of a dummy. Hope you can find time to help me with
              > this
              > again.
              >
              >

              • 4. Problems after moving site
                momech Level 1
                Hi there Murray,
                and thanks a lot for your help.

                Success, so far! I´ve done as you said and am now connected. I see pretty much all of the same files files in Remote view as in Local view. So I now go back to edit my settings in Wizard? I have host directory: / listed in the remote info I got from my website hosts, is that what I need to enter in Host directory?
                • 5. Re: Problems after moving site
                  Level 7
                  > So I now go back
                  > to edit my settings in Wizard?

                  No - the required settings are already there now. What is the TOPMOST
                  folder name you see in the Remote file list? And do the folders that belong
                  to your site appear to be at the first level beneath that topmost folder?

                  --
                  Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                  Adobe Community Expert
                  (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                  ==================
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                  "momech" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Hi there Murray,
                  > and thanks a lot for your help.
                  >
                  > Success, so far! I?ve done as you said and am now connected. I see pretty
                  > much
                  > all of the same files files in Remote view as in Local view. So I now go
                  > back
                  > to edit my settings in Wizard?
                  >

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                  • 6. Re: Problems after moving site
                    momech Level 1
                    Hi Murray,

                    the remote folder is just called " / " and inside the very first file is called ".htaccess". Then come all of my DW files. It looks the way I remember it from before the move...
                    • 7. Re: Problems after moving site
                      momech Level 1
                      Hi Murray,

                      the remote folder is just called " / " and inside the very first file is called ".htaccess". Then come all of my DW files. It looks the way I remember it from before the move...
                      • 8. Re: Problems after moving site
                        Level 7
                        Yes - sounds like you are good to go.

                        --
                        Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        Adobe Community Expert
                        (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                        ==================
                        http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        ==================


                        "momech" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                        > Hi Murray,
                        >
                        > the remote folder is just called " / " and inside the very first file is
                        > called ".htaccess". Then come all of my DW files. It looks the way I
                        > remember it from before the move...

                        • 9. Re: Problems after moving site
                          momech Level 1
                          Wonderful!
                          Thanks a million, Murray and Alan, for being so generous with your time in helping me! Cheers!
                          • 10. Re: Problems after moving site
                            Level 7
                            Good luck!

                            --
                            Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                            Adobe Community Expert
                            (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                            ==================
                            http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                            http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                            ==================


                            "momech" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                            > Wonderful!
                            > Thanks a million, Murray and Alan, for being so generous with your time in
                            > helping me! Cheers!