If you have a single Sitefinity CMS site and you want to move it to a multisite Sitefinity CMS instance, you can use the Staging & Syncing module. The module automatically recognizes when you try to move data from a single site instance to a multisite one.
Migration of a single site is not the same as synchronization between servers. Before you synchronize data between servers, you make a copy of the database from the source to the target. For more information, see Synchronize data between two servers. When you are migrating a site, you move all the data from a single site to a particular site from the multisite instance without editing the database.For more information about the content that is supported for synchronization, see Step 4 below.
NOTE: The migration process is one-to-one. You cannot send the data from more than one single site to one and the same site from a multisite instance.
With site migration, you transfer all of your existing site data to a new multisite instance. Site configurations are not transferred. You can transfer them manually.
You can migrate all content, pages, templates, users, and roles. Relationships between content is preserved. For example, the tags and the permissions of a news item remain the same after the migration.
IMPORTANT: You must migrate users and roles before migrating content. Thus, you preserve items' permissions and avoid problems when permissions are changed after migration.
PREREQUISITES: To be able to migrate from a single to a multiple instance, you must ensure the following:
To migrate your single site to a multisite, perform the following:
Only published items are migrated.
UnderWhat do you want to sync ?, perform the following:
If a built-in module has a custom classification, you must migrate first the classification (taxonomies) then recreate the custom field on the target site, and move all other data. For more information about built-in modules, see Overview: Create content with built-in modules.
NOTE: If only dynamic modules have custom classification fields, you do not have to perform this procedure.
Perform the following:
Following are a few examples of such cases when issues with permissions surface:
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