Have an open ticket with “senior” techs working on the broken cloning process… the only update I can get is “still being investigated” roughly once every 24 hours.
In case anyone else notices the same problem, it goes like this:
Clone a live site (from any server DO or Vulture, to any server)
The live site has its domain removed from the control panel
The cloned site is partially migrated, resulting in a broken site.
Delete cloned site, Try again.
This time the cloned site is mostly copied, however the site urls within WP db are the same as the source site, so it redirects back to the source site.
Manually edit the urls in the db, now the clone site will mostly display, except there are other db entries that have not been properly updated, so I have to use a Search /Replace plugin.
Final step, go back to the source site, and put the domain name back in.
This is not acceptable.
Is there anyone who works at this company that cares to address this problem?