Lots of Kentico features missing after copying database for a project

Shweta S asked on November 15, 2019 19:00

Here is some background of what happened. We are planning to built around 5 websites which to some extent is going to have similar structure (menu, page types, templates, etc). So we decided to be smart and create a base site which will have all the common features for all the sites. After building the base site, we created a copy of that database and pointed new site to the copied database. Mostly everything worked fine except few random features are missing. The new site has entire code base.

Example: a)In page types, a lot of the tabs like fields, ecommerce, Alternative forms, etc. b)In Pages application, analytics tab is missing.

What could be the problem? Not sure why some random things are missing.

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Mike Wills answered on November 15, 2019 19:09

Hi Shweta,

I suspect each Kentico instance has a different CMSHashStringSalt in the web.config, which is fine if these instances will not be related using staging or web farm synchronization. However, you need to resign all the macros in each of these instances. Go to System -> Macros -> Signatures, and choose the Sign all macros option.


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Brenden Kehren answered on November 15, 2019 19:05

Provide some more info as to how you copied the database. Secondly, if the sites are for the same client, why not have all 5 sites in one instance of Kentico?

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Shweta S answered on November 15, 2019 19:17

Hi Mike,

That worked. Thank you so much :)

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