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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    Hey there! The short answer, is "not really" - while you could move the files between the directories over SSH as the root user, you'd still need to change the ownership of the files after that move, and still dump and import the database, edit the wp-config, and all that. So..you might save a bit of time by not moving files over the network, but that's about it. Even with more advanced tools such as WordPress Toolkit's Cloning ability, it only allows you to make a subdomain and not an entirely new domain, so it wouldn't update all the database settings in a way that would work for your situation. I'm sorry I don't have better news on this one!
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  • ctrlaltdel21
    Thanks so much for letting me know! I really appreciate it.
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    Sure thing! If you run into anything else, we'll be here!
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  • ctrlaltdel21
    Thank you - I'm glad this forum is here!
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  • ctrlaltdel21
    @cPRex - would you be able to let me know how to move the files via SSH? I assume the reason for doing this instead of FTP is that with SSH the transfer process takes place in the background and you can shut down your computer without aborting the process?
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    The reason for choosing SSH over FTP is that you don't have to move the files twice off the server, so you save time since you're just rearranging files on the same disk. Unless you are running your command inside of a "screen" session, you'd need to stay connected while the file move happens. Outlining how to use SSH isn't something we can really do through a forums post as there are entire books just on that, but I'd recommend looking up the "cd" and "mv" and "chown" commands for this particular work. The following links should help get you started in the right direction if you want to learn how to work on the command line:
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  • ctrlaltdel21
    This is excellent! Thank you! It will definitely help me learn how to do this. I really appreciate it.
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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator
    Great! Feel free to ask questions if you run into anything!
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