I've been following the instructions http://community.aegirproject.org/content/importing-existing-aegir-backups/ on how to import a site.

I have the backup .tar.gz from another hosting provider on my server but I cant get the drush command to run?

When I check the drush sa for the platform it does not get listed but in the aegir admin it show up under platforms?

Should I be running the drush command in a specific directory? I have been using /var/aegir/hostmaster-7.x-3.9/sites/aegir.domain.name



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    The more up to date docs about that topic are on docs.aegirproject.org/en/3.x/usage/sites/importing Please use those :) Mar 3, 2017 at 19:40
  • Thank you for the updated doc's link. But it doesn't suggest in the Importing a single site manually step 1 say which directory to run the drush provision-save ... drush provision-install ... commands. Regards Keith
    – KeithA
    Mar 4, 2017 at 2:24

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After trying many directory's the correct one to run appears to be /var/aegir/platforms

The drush sa now lists the installed profiles and the drush provision-save ... and drush provision-deploy ... now run.


You should be able to use the drush alias for hostmaster here:
drush @hostmaster sa

You may need to switch to the aegir user first.

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