Moving MT blog from one DH domain to another

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#1

Note: I may use a test blog to play around with this, because as Robert says using a test blog is a painless way to experiment. But in case anyone had done this already… here goes: I have a blog running on a subdomain, http://frl.bluehighways.com/ . I registered a new domain, freerangelibrarian.com , and want to move the blog on frl.bluehighways.com to freerangelibrarian.com.

I know I could do a redirect or mirror, but it seems to me that the tidiest way to do this is to fully host the blog on freerangelibrarian.com. But I’m unclear how to do that. Do I need to migrate files? Can some tricks within MT accomplish this? Or is this an export/import project?


#2

Through the magic of trackback, I found the following sites for moving an MT blog to a new server or host.

The info at elise.com is probably the most detailed. She drew much of her information from a PDF file created by someone named Russ.

I found out about the info at elise.com through a trackbacked post from Jean-Philippe Leboeuf.

This may be overkill for what you are trying to accomplish, though. If the Unix username under which you installed MT has direct read/write access to the other domain (which is a big if), you may be able to just update the paths on the Weblog Config admin page. That’s pure speculation, though, as I have definitely not tried it. A relatively quick way to try it out would be to create a new test blog, post to it at least once, change the Weblog Config paths, and then rebuild.

Robert
http://www.wombatnation.com/


#3

you know, you were right about the overkill. I changed paths in the blog, and it works just fine. Thanks!