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Aug 25, 2011 at 6:26 AM

I'd like to duplicate my site on my local machine without having to manually setup the settings. Is it possible to just download the App_Data folder and replace my local one? It didn't seem to work... any ideas?

Aug 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

That should work.  But if the blog on your computer is already active/running, the old data is most likely cached in memory.  If you manually update the App_Data folder, you will need to restart the blog so the old data is cleared from cache and the new data you downloaded into App_Data is read into memory.  You can restart the blog by making any change to the web.config file (add a space, etc).

This of course assumes you are using XML storage (App_Data), and not DB storage.