Current Setup: 2 site multisite with domain mapping on a VPS with 1GB RAM, 75GB disk.
Objective: Move the sub-site to its own WordPress installation on the server.
My VPS is managed, so I could have them do it for me, but I’d like to learn how to do it myself. I realize that I can use the WordPress export/import plugin (I’ve done this before) but really don’t want to have to rebuild everything from scratch, so I’m looking for a way to move everything intact. The headway tutorial by A. J. Morris shows how to do it manually and using backup buddy, but indicates that backup buddy is sometimes unreliable.
I’ve found a lot of guides for this, including the one at Headway, but none of them specifically address moving a sub-site of a multisite and leaving the main site intact. Any how-to links or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Once I figure out how to do this, I also need suggestions as to where to put the new install on my server. My current install is at /home/sitename. Would I put the new install in a new directory at /home/newsitename?
Should I give the new install its own database or use a shared database for both sites?