Create a Duplicate copy of domain


#1

What is the easiest way on Dreamhost to create an exact copy of an existing domain, ie; dev.mydomain.com is a duplicate copy of www.mydomain.com

I have already set the database up on the dev site, but i need to move the files into it. Ftp and download hundreds of files and structure or is there a simple way to copy all folders and put them in there, with overwrite? otherwise ftp will take hours.

Then I started thinking maybe there is some way to just click a button and get a duplicate copy of the entire domain.

Thanks


#2

log into a shell prompt

$ cp -R mydomain.com dev.mydomain.com

assuming the dev. site is using the same user on the server.


#3

Thank you.so assuming there is already some stuff in the dev.mydomain.com site, will it just overwrite the files there?


#4

yes… but it will also leave extras

$ rm -rf dev.mydomain.com

first if you want to make sure it’s clean… be careful with rm -rf it’s powerful =]