Moving journal onto seperate OJS instance


In our current installation we have multiple journals sharing 1 database and 1 ojs application.

I want to move 1 of the journals onto their own standalone instance.
DNS issues aside.
Would the best way to do this:

  1. Duplicate the database
  2. Create new install (using same version)
  3. Point new installation at duplicate database and delete all the other journals on that database.
  4. Move relevant css and ojs files over.

I have had problems with the import/export plugins in the past so I’m wondering if that is a good way to go about it or if there is a better way?


Hi @jhennig,

The approach you suggest is exactly what I’d recommend. Make sure you also duplicate your files directory and point your to the new resources; deleting journals will also delete files, not just database entries.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team