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Drupal multi site: Installation question

Posted on 2011-02-16
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I have a Drupal 6 multi-site installation on a Windows Server 2008 box. I have 3 domains domainA1, domainB and domainC and they all use different databases. So far so good. Now I have domainA2 that should behave like domainA1. It is basically an alias to domainA1.

Unfortunately when I add them as ServerAlias in the http.conf it doesn't work. In that case the default Drupal site is displayed.

I see two theoretical solutions to my problem:
1.) Make Apache change a request to domainA2 into domainA1
2.) Get Drupal to handle requests to domainA2 as requests to domainA1.

Unfortunately I have no idea how to accomplish that. Or maybe there is a third way. I don't care as long as I can get my site to work.

Many thanks in advance!

regards,
Dirk.
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See if this helps some...

Multi-site on Windows
http://drupal.org/node/288126
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Found the problem myself. The solution is to have one main domain and then specify 301 forwards in an htaccess file like that:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domainA1\.de$ [NC] 
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.de/$1 [L,R=301]

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Very important notice: You have to set 'AllowOverride All' in the httpd.conf otherwise it doesn't work. It took me 2 hourse of frustrating debugging to find this out.
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Found the solution myself.
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