I recently replaced by Joomla 1.5 site with Joomla 2.5. I moved the old 1.5 site to a subdomain: archive.example.com. I am trying to redirect some of the old urls that appear in the SERPS to their new location in the archive sub-domain (these are urls that no longer exist in the root/new site). In particular the first re-direct I am attempting is:
example.com/blog/ to archive.example.com/blog/
I have been through many WebmasterWorld posts on this (Google search: redirect entire site site:webmasterworld.com) as well as other forums and sites, have tried many examples, i.e. Redirect 301, RedirectMatch 301, and some mod-rewrites with no luck. The best I have been able to achieve is a redirect to the blog front page, archive.example.com/blog.html, when entering a specific blog post: example.com/blog/blogpost01.html.
I have successfully used re-directs in the past and have not had any problems. This seems like it would be a simple one, I must be missing something somewhere but I don't know what. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.