I have an EE site configured via WAMP on my local computer-- that pretty much mirrors the site's production environment-- and I'm about to perform a clean OS install and am wondering what might be the easiest way to recover/restore my current EE site configuration to a clean WAMP install? I plan to copy entire WAMP directory, with all my sites in the "www" directory, and presumably any related configuration files. Has anyone performed this sort of migration before who could offer some guidance? Thanks in advance.
This seems generally useful. Make sure you reinstall the same version of WAMP. Things like your config files and your entire web root are the most important to back up. Make sure you know all of your users and passwords. You can't just make a backup folder and restore it; WAMP does stuff in the Windows registry and port configs when it installs so it can open up; Make sure you install it with the same configuration (did you change the default install folder??).
Lastly, of course you need to do a full database dump.
And honestly, if you are duplicating in production, all you really need to do is make sure you install the same version of WAMP with the same configuration and set the same users and passwords (and don't forget your CONFIG FILES! think virtual host settings). If you have a good development to production work flow, this should be a breeze! When in doubt, back it up.