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Is it possible to remove the "default site" from a MSM installation and then remove the MSM plugin, thereby creating a stand alone from the second site?

I'm running EE 2.7.2 with Multiple Site Manager

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Another option is to duplicate the entire MSM installation, set site #2 as the default, then delete Site #1.

I wrote an article about this process while doing it in EE1, so while some of the specifics will be different the overall process would be the same for EE2:

http://www.train-ee.com/courseware/free-tutorials/comments/splitting-a-site-out-of-an-ee-msm-installation

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  • This is pretty much the way to do it. I just made an MSM site (site_id=2) the default one. Took 2 hours to backup, setup local, modify, test and deploy. Jan 3 '14 at 21:56
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Nope, you're going to run into a bunch of problems.

I'd set up two separate installs and migrate the data using DataGrab.

Good luck!

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