Copying an install of drupal to a new machine

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

Here is my issue. I am trying to copy a drupal installation to another machine. The project was developed on one person's local machine and now we need to install on other mahines do that folks can play with it. Eventually, we will need to move the installation to the server that it will reside on.

I have a dump file of the database that I have restored on my box. I also have the htdoc folder from his installation that was located /{bitnami destination}/apache2/htdocs.

I am receiving erros when I try to access the site. It seems that something is either missing or paths are not correct. For example, one of the list of errors I receive refers to an htdocs folder located in the apps folder. I can tell the style sheet or theme sheet is not loading.

Here are my questions

1) What is the best way to copy a drupal installation.

2) If the installation I am copying has installed modules, should I install those modeules before copying the installation

Here is a copy of one of the errors.

> warning: call_user_func_array() []: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'ctools_menu_help' was given in C:\Program Files\BitNami Drupal 6 Stack\apps\drupal\htdocs\includes\ on line 617.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!!!!

Update to question
I have also found out that the files I am trying to work with were originally installed the following way.
Originally installed on Linux box. I am using windows
1) used Bitnami to install the base LAMP -- well amp
2) then untarred Acquia Drupal within the htdocs directory
Any advice on how I should proceed?
Question by:baybook
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    This how-to video should give you everything you need to move things. You'll also want to make sure that the environment you're migrating to has acceptable versions of apache/mysql/php installed and working as expected:
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    Didn't really answer my specific question but good info none the less

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