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Error on Transfer (12 posts)

  1. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi there,
    im moving my blog from the free service to here : bigboardgaming.com
    with a WP consultants help. However he encounters an error 2 16 records transferred. The error message says file empty.
    My current site is thebigboard0710@wordpress.com it is forwarded to http://www.meshtime.com currently.
    GODADDY is my hosting provider, I have had a fresh install of everything and moved off of MSFT server to Linux server.

    I'm not confident my WP consultant can get this done, but the Transfer service is not available for me to buy.
    Any help is appreciated.

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    thebigboard0710@wordpress.com is not a site url. Is this a wordpress.com site or a self-hosted WordPress install?

  4. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    doah.. thebigboard0710.wordpress.com
    I am trying to move from WP.com hosted to self hosted install. I have WP installed. the transfer is problematic. Per errors messages above.
    Does that make sense?
    Sorry about that rogue @ symbol!

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Have you reviewed Moving to wordpress.org?

  6. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yes I have. and I have as I mentioned up thread a WP 'expert' assisting. He is the one with the error popping up.
    There are 11-12k posts across 2.5 yrs.
    He suggested it might be the media library /repository (830Mb)?

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    How large is your export file?

  8. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    12Mb.
    Per the guide I had requested the hosting provider to make the file limit higher.
    Which they did do. When I first tried doing this solo I got a 'file is empty error'.
    The consult is able to get 16 posts across before the transfer stops.

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I think you need to change "consultants". :-)

    That export file is too large to be imported in a single step. The server will time out before the import is complete. The file needs to be broken down into smaller chunks - ideally only 1M each.

    See http://www.gbmini.net/wp/2008/11/splitting_wordpress_export_import_file/

  10. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thanks for the tip, I'll pop him the link. Cheers.

  11. hipshot0710
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I think you mean in the end this python script yes?
    Why is this not more prominent on WP? OR a core tool. Seems pretty important?
    ::::>
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wxr-file-splitter?replies=7#post-1809736

  12. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Either file spitter should work.

    Why is this not more prominent on WP? OR a core tool.

    Because this splitting needs to take place on your own computer - not in a CMS.

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