Architecture / Installation

Architecture / Installation

Migrate only some content from previous installation

posts: 4 DE

Dear community,

I have been using TikiWiki since version 1.9 and followed the upgrade path through 4.1, 6.0, 6.1, 13.1, 14.0 to 15 SVN. I fear that some debris and inconsistencies sit in the upgraded database. I therefore would like to start with a fresh install and only migrate:
- wiki pages (content and attachments)
- file galleries (files are stored externally)
- trackers
I assume that this could be done by first upgrading the database and then copying the content of some tables to a freshly installed database.

Is this correct? What in addition do I need to consider? And what particular tables do I need to preserve/copy over?

Thank you for some suggestions.

Best regards,

posts: 3584 United States

I'm not sure... this could be quite complicated with lots of tables involved.

  • Different tables retain each page's history
  • The Tiki action log is stored separately
  • If you 're using other features (such as watches, categories, multilingual, etc) there's even more tables involved, and they're all linked.

I think you may find it easier simply updating the entire site, then deleting what you no longer need.


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posts: 4 DE

Thanks, Rick, for the reply.

Will probably have to dig deeper if some unexplainable behavior occurs. Will wait for TikiWiki 15 final first.

Kind regards,

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