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Copying (cloning) an existing site in Acquia Dev Desktop

It’s easy to make a copy of one of your existing websites in Acquia Dev Desktop. To do so, complete the following steps:

  1. In the main Acquia Dev Desktop interface, click the website you want to copy.
  2. Click More, and then click Clone local codebase.
  3. Click OK.

Changes to settings.php

When you make a local copy of an Acquia Cloud website, Acquia Dev Desktop modifies the website’s settings.php file to point to a folder containing Acquia Dev Desktop-specific settings files. The modification ensures your local website connects to your local database, while your Acquia Cloud website continues to connect to the Acquia Cloud database.

Be sure to include the modification when you push your local code to Acquia Cloud. Acquia Dev Desktop needs the modification to run, but it has no effect on either Acquia Cloud websites or other developers using those websites.