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[EP-tech] Re: Bulk export/import

Hi Andrew,

First of all, I am new to EPrints, so please don't take my word for granted! :):)

Now to your question: If you want to perform a bulk import/export from/to EPrints, I think the XML plugin is what you're looking for. So:

./bin/export reponame archive XML > /tmp/export.xml

would export all your records (and metadata for included files) in /tmp/export.xml

The same file could be used to import data analogously with:

./bin/import reponame --verbose --user admin archive XML /tmp/export.xml

You can check if everything "looks OK" before importing with:

./bin/import reponame --verbose --parse-only --user admin archive XML /tmp/export.xml.

I assume the above things work, but I haven't tested them enough, so I'd expect you waited for verification or other opinions before applying them to a critical system.


On 01/07/2015 05:25 μμ, Andrew Beeken wrote:
Hello all!

I’m currently looking at migrating our repository to a fresh install, mainly because we have a bit of customisation to our live repo and I want to see how this process would affect the integrity of the data. Is there an easy way of importing all records from one repository, say to an XML file and then importing to the new one?


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