I am trying to create a 301 redirect to move from one system to another. I have the process nailed down that matches the old url to the new url and generates all the 301s for me but for the life of me I cannot get .htaccess to get the redirect to fire.
I have a feeling that it has to do with the fact that I have to use a query string in order to go between the two systems. Anyways here is what I have in my .htaccess file now:
RewriteEngine on Options +FollowSymLinks redirect 301 /cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.cgi?db=autos&website=FossilCars&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=46990&query=retrieval http://domain.com/triumph/tr6/46990
Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong here? I have already disabled the cgi-bin directory in my Apache configuration (I know that because it's now loading our custom 404 page instead of the generic one).