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How to export all questions from Askbot 0.7.43 with sqlite3 database and import them to other running askbot 0.7.48 with mysql database. ?


coldsystem's avatar
asked 2013-02-13 15:33:56 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2013-02-13 15:37:39 -0500
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You can do the following:

In version 0.7.43:

#with your sqlite settings
python dumpdata > data.json

#with your mysql settings
python loaddata  data.json

The first command will dump the database data into json format then the second one will load them into your mysql database, always on the 0.7.43 version this is very important because for loading data the version must be the same from the data dump.

Now after that upgrade to askbot0.7.48 and do the migration.

python migrate

And after the migration it should work on the new version.

Fitoria's avatar
answered 2013-02-13 15:45:27 -0500
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is this the same way . to export questions from askbot 0.7.48 SQlite and import them to the same version askbot 0.7.48 with mysql based .??

coldsystem's avatar coldsystem (2013-02-13 17:15:08 -0500) edit

In theory this should work, but for large data sets this may be slow (the json loaddata method). If your sqlite is already on version 0.7.48, then you don't need to migrate afterwards. You can do migrations either before or after. Marked your question as feature request because more robust script would be necessary for larger sites.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-02-13 17:23:46 -0500) edit
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