Can I port a joomla/virtuemart site from dev location to live or do I have to recreate it?

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Hi,

I'm developing my first joomla/virtuemart site in a development environment (on a subdomain of the live site) and was wondering whether to set it all up there with a view to porting it over to the live location or will I have to recreate it on live and set it all up again? Basically, they already have a paypal shop at the moment which I don't want to take offline whilst I set up the new one as it might take me a while considering it's my first attempt.

Thanks in advance
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mate, get yourself a copy of 'joomla pack'. This will allow you to pack up the entire site so to speak and then you can install it right onto the live area with minimal hassle.
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It looks like it has changed names.http://www.akeebabackup.com/

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Looks just the ticket. Thanks!

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