Trouble with exporting blog (6 posts)

  1. Anatoly
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm exporting my blog (25MB) to another domain.

    There are two problems.

    1. I have to export in chunks (10MB limit), so I use this plugin.


    It's very helpful, but unfortunately, file attachments are getting lost in the process.

    Is there a way to solve that?

    2. How do I export the results of past polls? (WP-Polls plugin)

    Just copying the file doesn't seem to work.


  2. Anatoly
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Re-WP polls, I tried importing the SQL database (wp_pollsa, wp_pollsip, wp_pollsq) but it does not seem to work.

    EDIT: Never mind, it works!

    Now there's only (1) left to solve.

    PS. If I am unable to import attachment, as explained above, is there a way to restore post attachments by importing a particular database via phpMyAdmin?

  3. Anatoly
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried breaking down the blog to chunks under 25MB manually by only exporting date ranges (e.g. Feb 09-Sep 09) into WXR.

    But this method doesn't pick up the file attachments either. Surely this is a bug with the WordPress Importer?

    Anyhow, still thinking about this. I suppose I can restore image links by copying the Media files folder directly, and doing a Search and Replace on all instances of uploads/???. But it would be more convenient to retain the particular file attachments for each post.

  4. Anatoly
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just came across this post.

    (Sorry if it appears I'm talking to myself, but if no-one is replying...)


    This, moving the images as well as the posts, is a fundamental aspect of ever moving a blog completely from WordPress.com to anywhere else, and there is still no well-defined way to do so reliably.

    Should I take it then that for a large WP blog (>10mb) hanging onto the file attachments is unrealistic?

  5. lisaquest
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello I'm trying to do an export of garyengbergoutdoors.com because I'm building an updated subdomain. The current site is running very old WP version 2.1, and when I try to export, I get the following error.

    No webpage was found for the web address: http://www.garyengbergoutdoors.com/blog/wp-admin/export.php?author=all&submit=Download+Export+File+%C2%BB&download=true
    Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.

    I know I could try doing an update before doing the export, but I am concerned it will not work correctly and I don't want to have the live site not functioning correctly.

    Thank you in advance for any help you have to offer with this!

  6. Pedro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey all,

    I had the same issue with:

    Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.

    I tried increasing php_memory_limit and even php_max_execution_time with no results. What fixed the issue for me and the export could be done, was to disable JetPack plugin. After that I could do the export without any issues.

    Hope this helps someone!

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