Move CMS section multi list records from one CMSB site to another CMSB site

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Last Post: February 1, 2017   (RSS)

By Zicky - January 27, 2017

I built two separate CMSB websites for a client - Site A and Site B. Each website serves two types of customer. One website Site A has a Photo Gallery on it, the other does not.

My client wants me to create a Photo Gallery for Site B - using the scheme files from Site A. Easy enough.

However - I need to export the Photo Gallery data and uploaded photo from Site A and import the data into Site B.

I know I can use CSV import, to get the records of the Photo Gallery Site A or to the new Photo Gallery in Site B. Then I can copy over the photos into the "uploads" directory of Site B.

But I need to reestablish the record connection to the uploaded photos.

So my question is - how can I reconnect the photos in the "uploads" folder to their associated records of the photo gallery? Without the need to open and re-upload every photo.

Any suggestions is much appreciated.

By Zicky - February 1, 2017

Thanks for the feedback Ross.

Great news about the newer version of CMSB... and site migration with images hooking up.

One thing that I need to clarify. I'm only migrating a "section editor" multi-list from one site to the other, and both sites are different in nature.

So is it possible to backup/restore only a portion of the database - so that I get the "section editor" multi-list from one site - properly restored to the other site?

By ross - February 1, 2017

Hi Zicky

The backup tool will let you select a specific section so you don't need to pull all the data.

The images will be tricky, though; they all get uploaded to the same folder and there isn't really a way to know specifically which ones you need to move.

Basically, you end up having to move all the images.

One last thing for now, before doing the database backup/restore part, make sure you copy the schema file for your section to the new server.

Keep me up to date with how you are making out.

Ross Fairbairn - Consulting

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