.htaccess file redirect

I'm trying to redirect visitors to our site to a new site unless they are looking for the CRM subdirectory.

So far I have
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/CRM [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) http://newsite.com/ [R=301,L]

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But it is not redirecting anything.

Any ideas?
hrolsonsAsked:
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InsoftserviceCommented:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/CRM/
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

OR

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule !^CRM($|/) http://example.com%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

OR

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/CRM
RewriteRule ^.*$ http://www.newsite.com/ [R=301]
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Steve BinkCommented:
I like your original rule, with a minor edit:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/?CRM [NC]
RewriteRule /?(.*) http://newsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

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However, your existing rule should already be redirecting.  Make sure you have .htaccess files enabled, and troubleshoot their application if necessary.  If you can prove the .htaccess is being processed, try turning on the RewriteLog (instructions for 2.2 or 2.4).  Once you have the log reporting, paste the results of a single request which should have been directed, and we can assist.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
Thank You "Steve Bink".  Through your link I was able to change httpd.conf and have "AllowOverride All".  Problem now is that it's not leaving the "CRM" directory alone.  When trying to access www.mysite.com/CRM I get an "Internal Server Error".
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Steve BinkCommented:
If you disable the Rewrite* set, do you still get the error?  If you disable the "AllowOverride" directive, do you still get the error?

You do not need to use "AllowOverride All" for the purposes of rewrite.   You only need the "FileInfo" group to allow rewrites to work.  It may be that allowing all overrides may be impacting other aspects of your CRM application.
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
I added this to httpd.conf and things seem to be working as expected now.  Hopefully I've not opened up a security hole.

<Directory "/usr/local/www/vhosts/mysite.com/html/CRM/">
    Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

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Steve BinkCommented:
Glad you got it to work.  Is there is an .htaccess file inside the /CRM directory?
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
There is not.
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Steve BinkCommented:
Hrrmm...I'm curious what broke /CRM when you added the rule and AllowOverride.  In any case, it's working now, so probably best to adhere to the "not broken" principle.  :)

Good luck!
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
I was wrong.  There was an .htaccess file in there.  I forgot that I put one in a few weeks ago.
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InsoftserviceCommented:
@hrolsons what was wrong in my answer.
Did you tried any of my answer
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hrolsonsAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry @insoftservice I did try your suggestions but due to the httpd.conf file it wasn't allowing the .htaccess file to execute no matter what was in there.
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