My website has more than a dozen ASP.NET applications, 50,000 + pages.
I want to move the whole site to a new server.
I'm trying to use WebDeploy to do this. I've exported my whole www.mysite.com
But on the new server, when i try to import my website using webdeploy, it is forcing me to import it under "Default Web Site". The webdeploy tool only becomes available when I click an existing website (i.e. Default Web Site). But I need to import an entire website underneath "sites" in IIS, making it a ROOT site, not a sub-application beneath a site.
I do not want my whole website to be "under" a default website. My site IS the default website.
is this making sense? How do I copy a full IIS 7 website complete with a dozen applications and several application pools onto a new IIS7 server
So am I using the right tool (web deploy) to do this? or is there an easier way?