Migrating from DesktopServer

Hi there, to migrate from DS I just to migrate like it was from a different server using duplicator o wpclone or similar? or there is a faster/easy way? Thank you

Duplicator, BackupBuddy, WP Clone, etc are the best solutions at the moment.

There will be improvements to this workflow in the near future :slight_smile:

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Thank you Clay, and is there any issue if I installed both at the same time?


You just have to make sure you don’t have a site with the same domain in both DesktopServer and Local. This will cause a conflict in the /etc/hosts file. So, when you import it into Local I would suggest using a different domain.

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Hi. What is the status on migrating sites from DesktopServer to Local? I just tried to export a couple of sites from DesktopServer and imported to Local, and there were several issues.

Hi Vayu,

What errors did you run into? Did you try creating a backup with Duplicator (or similar) and then importing it into Local?

Hi Clay. I just exported the site from DesktopServer. I don’t remember what errors I got, I think it was database related. But it did not work after I imported the sites I had exported from DesktopServer.

If you go that route you’ll need to make sure that the database information in wp-config.php matches what’s in the “Database” tab for that site in Local.

Also, you may need to run a WP-CLI search-replace to update the domain if you change it. Here’s how you can do that: Problem of redirecting the local site to online site

Thanks! That’s a shame, because I have a lot of sites, and if I do decide to start using Local instead of DesktopServer, then I have to move more than a 100 sites, which could take some time.