I already have a site www.poklo.com. I need to work on that, so i have set up a development environment. www.dev.poklo.com.

Now, i have used akeeba's site transfer window, what i filled in form is:

The URL to your new site: http://dev.poklo.com
Host name:  ftp.poklo.com
Port:  21
Username: pokloadmin
Password: *******
FTP/SFTP Directory: public_html/dev

But, i have got this error:

You have entered the connection information to the site you are transfering from. Your mistake would have deleted your own site. You need to enter the FTP/SFTP connection information to the site you are transferring to (new site or new server). Please fix the information above and retry.

How could i transfer the backup from domain to subdomain or vice-versa using akeeba backup?

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it looks like you're dev site is just a subdirectory on the same account so you don't need to ftp the files anywhere. just copy the jpa file from /administrator/components/com_akeeba/backups to /dev and then use kickstart (https://www.akeebabackup.com/products/akeeba-kickstart.html) to install the dev site.

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