WP multisite db usage

Can i take it that each site in a multisite WP installation does not use its own separate db?
Normally speaking, i don't mess with the control panel or plugins when moving a site. I simply export the db and copy the files. But i suppose i can't do that for one site only in a multisite installation?
LVL 87
CEHJAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Correct.

This is why you should avoid WP Multisite like the plague if you ever think you'll split your sites.

Site splitting, of Multisite into single sites, rarely works correctly.

You'll require a Multisite aware backup plugin, like BackupBuddy + their Multisite support has been marked experimental for sometime. Since 2011-11-09, per https://archive.org, likely because Multisite is becoming less + less used.

If you're trying to manage many sites, don't use Multisite. Use something like https://managewp.com/orion-pricing-update-introducing-bundles or one of the many alternatives.

Multisite - Fast path to a padded room.
0
CEHJAuthor Commented:
OK. Actually, i think the site i might need to move is actually currently hosted on wordpress.com. I read somewhere though that they used a multisite technique, but maybe not?
0
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Oh... Escaping WP.com is similar to Hotel California...

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...

Since they allow no full site backup, the only way out is to export your pages + posts, then import into a new site + recreate everything else from scratch.

There's just never any good reason to WP.com, as escape is so time consuming.

If this is your first WP.com escape, might be best if you hire someone to assist you.
1
CEHJAuthor Commented:
Ha ha. Thanks. I'll probably give it a try myself
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Content Management

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.