Let's face it - sometimes you need a copy of a site running Domain Access on your local machine. It does require some tweaking to get it up and running since you need at minimum to change your hostnames. I keep a query around for each local site db to do this for me (automation is your best friend after all). It's plain and simple if you are using subdomains but it can easily be adjusted to full domain names:
UPDATE domain set subdomain = replace(subdomain,'thebeehive.org', 'beehive.trunk');
This query will replace all thebeehive.org occurrances in domain table with beehive.trunk.
And for the heck of it make sure sessions and watchdog tables are empty before you start: