To set up a local version of your site, all you need to do is specify the local folder where you’ll store all of your site files. The local folder can be on your local computer or on a network server. You can use the Manage Sites dialog box in Dreamweaver to set up multiple sites and manage them.
When you’re ready, you can fill out the other categories in the Site Setup dialog box, including the Servers category, where you can specify a remote folder on your remote server.
For a video tutorial on setting up a new Dreamweaver site, Define a site in Dreamweaver.