Support » Plugin: All-in-One WP Migration » Not enough controls or important information

  • ldekay

    (@ldekay)


    Works well for a website walled off from the root folder by being installed in a subdirectory, and may work well for a single website root install. But a root installed main site with a testing site installed in a subdirectory will try to include EVERYTHING in the root directory, including the subdirectory. No way to exclude the test site subdirectory in the build, so can end up with a build that exceeds the 500 Mb Import limit for the free version.

    There is no advance notice that a 500Mb+ file can’t be Imported. Even if it was small enough to import, I expect the install would include a clone of the sub-subdirectory site.

    It would be much better if there were controls on what gets included in the install file (like Duplicator), and especially to know that a 500Mb+ build would exceed the free version import limit before starting the download.

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by  ldekay. Reason: Did a subdirectory install without issues
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  • Plugin Author Yani Iliev

    (@yaniiliev)

    @ldekay

    I find your review unfair.

    The archive never contains anything extra – it did not include your test site installed in a subfolder.

    The plugin ships with advanced options that let you select what data to export.

    If your connection is slow, you can use the extensions to do a direct transfer between your sites.

    ldekay

    (@ldekay)

    I’m sorry to see you blaming the messenger. When I ran Duplicator on the same site it highlighted as large files an external subdirectory and an internal backups subdirectory. When I excluded those directories from the Duuplicator build I ended up with a 571 Mb package that I was able to use to clone the website into an external subdirectory.

    If you would give users the option to control the files that go into the build, other than the generic “advanced” it would actually improve your plugin.

    ldekay

    (@ldekay)

    I was able to clone a website by first moving high volume Uploads subdirectories out of the build path. That gave me a 465 Mb WP Migration file that worked as advertised (though a bit slow) to clone the site. I then copied the high volume subdirectories to their proper locations in the new website.

    So, yes the plugin works, but it takes some fooling around with File Manager beforehand to get the Export file small enough to work. That is a real problem for large websites, websites with multiple backup files in their Uploads subdirectory, or older websites that have accumulated a lot of image files.

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