I’ve built a website on Classic Local. I’ve zipped my site folder including wp-content and sql database. When I import message says: /Local Sites/ccjwa has existing Local data. Please choose different path.
Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular? I only have one site.
Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser? No.
Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!
Which version of Local is being used?
What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:
@ccjwa: check the /app/sql directory of the site in the ZIP file. There seemed to be a change from one-file-per-table, to one-big-file (local.sql) at some point. The older files may still be present, and the import may be trying to pull in all of them, along with the one-big-file. If they are present, and you remove them from the ZIP file (after making a backup of the ZIP file, of course), you might have more success with the import.
Thank you Burt.
I’ve managed to solve my problems. I backed up my files and uninstalled Classic and reinstalled new version of Local and then imported my website as V2 of original. It has worked; no error messages but course all my links broke. Used Velvet Blues but that didn’t work. So have fixed them all manually. I haven’t gone live yet but will do soon. At least I can access my site and I’m now back on track. Once again, thank you for your time. I nearly had heart failure!
Glad to hear that you’re back on track. The Find and Replace functionality in WP Migrate DB works great for URL replacements in the database.
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