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I have a small old drupal site installed as an application. I want to swap it out with a new version of drupal. I do not want to go through the drupal upgrade process, I want to install brand new drupal in a new webfaction application. I will manually import data. However this is a live site so I want to install the new version of drupal into a new app, get it all setup and running using a temp subdomain, e.g. mysite.mysusername.webfactional.com, and then switch it to be live. This should be fine but the part I'm not clear about is the webfaction app names. My app is currently installed in a webapp such as:

mysite

So I will install new app in for example:

mysite_new

However, once the transition is done, I'd like to rename the new version back to just mysite (and probably rename the old app to mysite_old). I found this old post from 2009 where you say it's on your to do list: Possible to rename an application? How can I do this?

asked 24 Nov '11, 13:52

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We still don't have a way to rename an application.

One way that you can get the end result you've described is:

  • Create a "mysite_old" application, using the old version of Drupal.
  • Copy the contents of your "mysite" application to "mysite_old".
  • Change your site so that it serves the "mysite_old" app.
  • Create a "mysite_new" application, using the new version of Drupal.
  • Test the new version on your temporary subdomain as you described above.
  • When you're ready to cut over to the new site, delete the current "mysite" application.
  • Create a new "mysite" application.
  • Copy the contents of "mysite_new" to the new "mysite" application.
  • Change the live site so that it serves the "mysite" application.
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answered 24 Nov '11, 14:10

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Hello,

looking for the same thing, wandering if this has been made somehow possible, or maybe going through shell?

Thanks

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answered 27 Nov '12, 03:09

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The procedure described above still has not changed. There is not currently a way to rename an application.

(27 Nov '12, 10:24) maryh ♦♦ maryh's gravatar image

looking for the same thing- any change over the last few years? this seems like a simple and highly useful feature

(13 Sep '14, 13:23) bae bae's gravatar image

There has been no change. You still can not rename an application.

(13 Sep '14, 15:34) aaront ♦♦ aaront's gravatar image

Any plans to make this possible from the front end now that it's 2017? I made a website and now want to make a new version so I would love to rename the old one website_old but seems this is not easy to do.

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